Lupita details her swimming experience before Wakanda

Lupita says the weight training under water helped with her breathing.

• Wakanda Forever 2 is to honor the legacy of Chadwick Boseman.

She did underwater training for Wakanda Forever 2.
Lupita Nyongo. She did underwater training for Wakanda Forever 2.

Award-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o says she was an amateur swimmer before they shot 'Wakanda Forever'.

Lupita was responding to a viral video of her walking with weights underwater. Many were awed by the video because of how flawless her moves were.

Speaking in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Lupita shared; "Before this film, I was an amateur swimmer and I had to get comfortable with water.

I did swimming training and I also went further and did extreme performance training where you walk with weights underwater.

When I saw someone doing it, I was like I cannot be able to do this. But in a week and a half, I was doing it."


"It helped with my breathing and I found comfort in the water. You need to be very calm in water for you to succeed. I never thought I would act underwater," said, Lupita.

Wakanda Forever 2 is to honour the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and won't recast the role of T'Challa. 

Check out some of the reactions below;

tedashii: Why my hands sweating watching this lolll. I’m nervous for you and I already saw the movie.😂👏

blaqmoss_: This why I don’t understand the the comparison to Black Atom. The details put into the black panther universe are unmatched.

koko_divoire: How are you holding your breath that long? I got asthma just watching.

melaninqueensonly: You made me wanna learn how to swim.

l0labee: One thing about Lupita, she’s gonna execute any role by any means😮‍💨🙌 put some respect on her name🔥

thelifentimesofphilipjnr: People see a 1 min clip in a movie and don't realise this is what it took to get that 1 min.

itsgwendolyn: Beautiful Lupita! Thankyou for sharing this! Those incredible swimming minutes we get to experience took hours of your training and I’m glad you’re showing us the work it takes!

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