Little Simz missed out on Black Panther role

From BBC - February 19, 2018

Little Simz has revealed she auditioned to be the princess of Wakanda in Black Panther.

She missed out on the role in the Marvel movie, which instead went to British actress Letitia Wright.

"I auditioned for it and obviously I did not get it. My friend Letita got it, which is still a win for me," said the 23-year-old.

"It all worked out because the time they were shooting I ended up booking the Gorillaz tour."

Little Simz, real name Simbi Ajikawo, has previously acted in E4's Youngers.

When Black Panther went into production she was on tour with Damon Albarn's Gorillaz.

"I would not have rather been doing anything else," she added.


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