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Lupita Nyong’o Jokes Black Panther Cast Needs A ”Support Group” To Deal With Fan Hysteria

Not even the cast could’ve predicted the sheer excitement surrounding Black Panther‘s release. 

As critics continue to rave about the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the action flick’s talented stars came together for a candid Twitter Q&A on Monday afternoon. Actors Chadwick BosemanLupita Nyong’oMichael B. JordanDanai GuriraWinston Duke and Letitia Wright all participated, each reflecting on what it means to be included in the project of a lifetime. 

From the moment the first trailer for Black Panther dropped last summer, fans couldn’t wait to sink their teeth into the fictional nation of Wakanda. As Lupita recalled, “There was this #BlackPantherSoLit thing that was going on, and the memes and the gifs were so entertaining… All the Coming to America references… It’s been so joyous.” 

She said her co-stars even started a group text to exchange “the best ones,” further explaining, “It was a moment where we were just like, ‘Oh my god. We need a support group to handle this!’ You know, the enthusiasm?”