Sterling K. Brown recently joined the cast of Black Panther in the role of N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past.
In an interview with Undefeated, Brown discussed working with the cast and director Ryan Coogler.
I just worked with Chad on a film called Marshall, about Thurgood Marshall. He’s such a talented human being and a deep soul. He’s the perfect personality to fully inhabit T’Challa. So, to rejoin him, and to work with Academy Award winners … to be with Michael B. Jordan after the incredible work he’s done in Creed. Danai Gurira … Forest Whitaker — like, it’s embarrassing. I’m good at what I do — I don’t try to do any sort of false modesty — but, ‘Wow! I get to be with all of you people!?!’ I think Ryan Coogler is one of the great storytellers that we have working today. The meeting I had with Nate Moore before I even got to chance to audition for Panther, and to see the level of knowledge, and just passion that he has for the whole universe, and for this project in particular … it’s in such good hands. I worked with Joe Robert Cole — he was one of our writers on The People vs. O.J. who co-writes with Ryan Coogler [on Panther]. Like, everyone is so good at what they do.
I was having this conversation with Nate and he’s saying that Ryan was asking him, ‘So how many white people are going to be in this thing?’ And Nate was like, ‘Well, it’s going to take place in Wakanda, so probably it will be majority African.’ He’s like, ‘Can we do that? Can we do that?” And he’s like, ‘Well, that’s the world, and that’s what we’re gonna do.’”
Black Panther has a February 16, 2018 releae date and is directed by Ryan Coogler starring Chadiwick Boseman as the titular character, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Florence Kasumba as Ayo,Winston Duke as M'Baku / Man-Ape, with Andy Serkis speculated for Ulysses Klaue / Klaw, and Sebastian Stan speculated to appear as Winter Soldier.
(via Screen Rant)