Actress Letitia Wright says she is still undergoing treatment for a “traumatic” accident on the set of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.
The actress was injured after a motorcycle accident in late August 2021 that sent her to the hospital with a shoulder fracture and bruises, reports Variety.
The incident happened on the set of ‘Wakanda Forever’ in Boston. Wright was shooting a chase sequence that put him on a “biscuit rig”, which allowed the camera to ride a motorcycle in a real environment.
According to the film’s producer Nate Moore, the rig “cut a median and clipped the bike, and it fell off” with Wright.
“I’m still processing it,” Wright told Variety about the accident.
“I’m still working through it in healing. It was really painful.”
Wright was on the Boston set with the film’s other unit crew, which meant that neither Moore nor director Ryan Coogler was present when the accident occurred.
The two men were back on the main set of ‘Wakanda Forever’ in Atlanta.
Coogler had to be informed of Wright’s accident via a phone call.
“It was about how you can imagine,” Cougar said of receiving the call.
“I mean, I love these actors. She’s me and Chad’s little sister. Imagine getting that call that your little sister got hurt. It’s the worst thing in the world.”
Coogler and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige travel to Boston to visit Wright in the hospital. “It was terrible on any production that happened to anyone,” Feige said.
“It was especially hard on this production that was already, uh., emotionally stressful.”
Feige was talking about Wright’s injury which was only the latest production crisis for Wakanda Forever at the time. Entire movie had to be remade after original ‘Black Panther’ star dies Chadwick Boseman,
Wright was determined to finish the film as a tribute to her late co-star, so she wasn’t going to let her injuries prevent that from happening.
“I remember wanting to finish my film,” Wright said of Feige and Coogler’s hospital visit.
“I think that’s the first thing I said to Ryan. And he was like, ‘Tish, you need to be okay.’
Right Left Boston and went back home to London to recover. Production on ‘Wakanda Forever’ was halted in November 2021 when it was decided that it needed more time to heal. The cameras began rolling again in January 2022. Wright is said to be battling post-concussion syndrome when filming resumes, reports Variety.
“I had great, great, great medical help, a lot of patience on set,” Wright said. “I’m just so proud of myself. I’m so proud of Ryan on the team, just for being resilient — for overcoming adversity every step of the way. When I finished filming, I cried like a little baby.”