Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of Black Panther’s armed forces

Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of Black Panther’s armed forces

The Black Panther star talks about the privilege of playing a woman who is both feminine and ferocious.

Starring

Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Director

Ryan Coogler

Release date

February 16, 2018

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Danai Gurira
is no stranger to playing a strong female character - in her role as Michonne on TV's "The Walking Dead" she's known for her fierce fighting skills. She shows them off again in Black Panther, playing Okoye, the head of King T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) elite royal guard, the Dora Milajae - and a close friend of the King and his family. But there's more to Okoye than just strength.

We sat with Gurira to talk about her role in the Oscar-winning superhero movie.

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