Letitia Wright Sees Rejection As ‘God’s Way Of Guiding Me’
By Movieguide® Contributor
In a recent interview, BLACK PANTHER star Letitia Wright opened up about how she handles rejection in the entertainment industry.
“I handle ‘No’s now as God’s way of guiding me,” Wright shared. “I don’t see it as ‘That person rejected me.’ I just see it as ‘I’m not meant for that.’
She continued, “What is for me will not pass me by, and if it passes me by, it’s not for me. That’s how I handle my ‘No’s.”
Wright is very open about her strong Christian faith. Movieguide® previously reported on how her faith has grounded her in her Hollywood career:
Though Letitia Wright is seeing success on the big screen, she says that Christ keeps her grounded amid her fame.
Wright started acting at 16 and quickly garnered critical acclaim. However, with the success came hard partying, and a loss of values and perspective. She said that one day, friend and fellow actor Malachi Kirby called her to say that God told him to reach out to her.
The actress agreed to go to a Bible Study with Kirby, and everything changed.
“[Faith] gave me the centring I needed, the good foundation I needed, and it helped me to put in perspective what was important for me,” Wright explained. “Chasing something that is not tangible or not wholesome is not the way I want to go. If I was to pack all this up I’d still be happy with my faith, the contentment I feel and the connection to God.”
“We all chase things,” Wright continued. “You feel you need a better job, or better role, or more accolades, or more recognition. And I was chasing that. I had been chasing, chasing, chasing, but feeling empty. I realized I don’t have to chase that any more. If I trust that God has a plan for my life and I follow that and trust I’m doing the right things, then if people feel it, they will.”
Wright shared that, while her parents “have always had faith,” it was not part of her upbringing.
“It wasn’t something we continually practiced. I had to find what worked for me and I found that Jesus worked for me,” the actress said. “The more I prayed, the more I felt connected, and the less anxious.”
Her faith has become an even deeper part of her work — she recently launched her own production company called Threesixteen after John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
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