“Black Panther” star Letitia Wright, who has been outspoken about her Christian faith, was the highest box office earner of 2018, and she celebrated the accomplishment with Scripture.
Wright managed to beat out not only all of her fellow “Black Panther” co-stars, but also actors Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt and Josh Brolin, according to Fandango.
— Fandango (@Fandango) December 26, 2018
Following the release of the final tally, the Guyanese-born British actor — who nearly gave up her career in Hollywood just a couple years ago — celebrated her impressive earnings with a passage from the Old Testament book of Malachi.
“See if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it,” Malachi 3:10 reads.
2018! I can’t even put into words my gratitude for all that has happened this year. This scripture sums it up.
God opened a floodgate of blessings! I’m in awe!
To everyone who has supported & encouraged me! Words can’t describe how thankful I am to you. pic.twitter.com/IaS1a6fYsm
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 30, 2018
In February of last year, Wright revealed she took a brief hiatus from Hollywood and considered abandoning her career in entertainment because she “idolized it.”
“I came off from it and I went on a journey to discover my relationship with God, and I became a Christian,” she explained during an interview on the British talk show “This Morning.” “It really just gave me so much love and light within myself. I felt secure, like I didn’t need validation from anyone else, or from getting a part.”
I love love love @letitiawright's spirit . This interview is a reminder to me how the world can't stop you when you put God first!! I pray we all are careful to not make idols out of our gifts and remember who gave us those gifts. pic.twitter.com/Okec24LlNC
— James Gardin??? (@JamesGardin) February 15, 2018
In November, Wright told The Hollywood Reporter she was confident she would land the role of Shuri in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” She said she told Femi Oguns, founder of the London Identity School of Acting, God told her she would get the job.
Wright went on to say she allows God to lead her to the roles she takes.
“Am I right for this part? Is this what I should be playing? If something feels off in my spirit, I know that’s God’s way of saying, ‘You shouldn’t do that,’” she said of the questions she thinks about before agreeing to take a role or, in some cases, passing on it.
On top of her role in “Black Panther,” Wright also starred in “The Commuter,” “Infinity War” and “Ready Player One.” She is 25 years old.