Guyana government invites Black Panther star to come home

Georgetown – President Irfaan Ali has told internationally acclaimed Guyana-born actress, Letitia Michelle Wright, that his administration would be “honoured” to host her as he extended an invitation to the star of the Black Panther movies to visit the Caribbean country.

In a November 16 letter, Ali congratulated Wright, who migrated to England when she was seven years old, for her “resounding success as an actress both on television and in your highly acclaimed role in the Black Panther movie and its sequel.

“I was moved by an interview which you did and in which you mentioned the country of your birth and how much you wanted to make the people of Guyana proud. I thank you for that recognition which you have brought our country and the immense feeling of pride which your superb onscreen performances have evoked,” Ali wrote.

He said he was extending an invitation for the actress to visit Guyana and that the government would be “honoured to host you.

“The people of Guyana will be more than delighted to welcome you warmly to your beloved Motherland. I trust that your schedule and plans will permit such a visit at the earliest opportunity”.

Wright, 29, attained global recognition in 2018 for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, for which she won an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award. She reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the block-buster Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is now showing in cinemas across the globe. (CMC)

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