Letitia Wright pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman on 'Wakanda Forever' red carpet

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Letitia Wright paid a sartorial tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman on the red carpet at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Boseman tragically died of cancer at the age of 43 in August 2020. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles with his family by his side.

More than two years on from his death, Wright - who plays the younger sister of Boseman's character - honored the star by donning an outfit at the Wakanda Forever premiere that bore a striking resemblance to the ensemble that Boseman wore to the 2018 Academy Awards.

Wright, 28, sported a striking crystal-embellished Alexander McQueen suit at Wednesday's highly anticipated premiere, which took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theater.

The suit, which is part of Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 2023 pre-collection, brought back memories of the Givenchy outfit Boseman wore to the Oscars in 2018 - the year the first Black Panther movie was released.

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Letitia Wright arrives at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy 

During a red carpet interview, Wright said she felt "emotional" to be at the premiere without Boseman.

The actor, who plays Princess Shuri in the Black Panther movies, said, per Variety: "I’m bracing. I’ve seen some members of Chad’s team. When we lock eyes, we know how this feel. We have to take a step away. I see my aunt locking my eyes with me, she’s very proud. I have to take a step away… It’s emotional. We’re trying to hold it together."

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige shared his gratitude that he was able to work with the actor, though their professional relationship was short-lived.

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Boseman attending the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Geisler-Fotopress GmbH / Alamy 

“I got to have him in my life for the short time that I did,” Feige shared. “More importantly, he did it at such a young age, such a body of work, that it will last forever. Generation after generation after generation will get to feel his presence.”

Director Ryan Coogler also shared some touching words about Boseman, telling ET Online: "When you experience anything that sudden, as what happened with us, it’s traumatic. You go through all types of different thoughts. Thankfully, that thought that you mentioned, it was a fleeting thought.

"As I felt more and thought more and thought more about Chadwick and how he lived his life, it made all the sense in the world to keep going. I know that he wouldn’t want us to stop."

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

Letitia Wright pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman on 'Wakanda Forever' red carpet

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Letitia Wright paid a sartorial tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman on the red carpet at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Boseman tragically died of cancer at the age of 43 in August 2020. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles with his family by his side.

More than two years on from his death, Wright - who plays the younger sister of Boseman's character - honored the star by donning an outfit at the Wakanda Forever premiere that bore a striking resemblance to the ensemble that Boseman wore to the 2018 Academy Awards.

Wright, 28, sported a striking crystal-embellished Alexander McQueen suit at Wednesday's highly anticipated premiere, which took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theater.

The suit, which is part of Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 2023 pre-collection, brought back memories of the Givenchy outfit Boseman wore to the Oscars in 2018 - the year the first Black Panther movie was released.

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Letitia Wright arrives at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy 

During a red carpet interview, Wright said she felt "emotional" to be at the premiere without Boseman.

The actor, who plays Princess Shuri in the Black Panther movies, said, per Variety: "I’m bracing. I’ve seen some members of Chad’s team. When we lock eyes, we know how this feel. We have to take a step away. I see my aunt locking my eyes with me, she’s very proud. I have to take a step away… It’s emotional. We’re trying to hold it together."

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige shared his gratitude that he was able to work with the actor, though their professional relationship was short-lived.

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Boseman attending the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Geisler-Fotopress GmbH / Alamy 

“I got to have him in my life for the short time that I did,” Feige shared. “More importantly, he did it at such a young age, such a body of work, that it will last forever. Generation after generation after generation will get to feel his presence.”

Director Ryan Coogler also shared some touching words about Boseman, telling ET Online: "When you experience anything that sudden, as what happened with us, it’s traumatic. You go through all types of different thoughts. Thankfully, that thought that you mentioned, it was a fleeting thought.

"As I felt more and thought more and thought more about Chadwick and how he lived his life, it made all the sense in the world to keep going. I know that he wouldn’t want us to stop."

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy