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Lupita mourns Black Panther's Dorothy Steel

In Summary
  • Lupita eulogised Steel as a dedicated actress who always showed up with delightful enthusiasm on set
  • Steel started her acting career at the age of 88, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dream
The late actress Dorothy Steel
The late actress Dorothy Steel
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Actress Lupita Nyong’o is mourning the demise of Black Panther actress Dorothy Steel.

The actress, who played a tribal elder on Black Panther, died at the age of 95.

Lupita eulogised Steel as a dedicated actress who always showed up with delightful enthusiasm on set.

"I will miss Miss Dorothy Steel on the Black Panther 2 set. She was the most real. Wildly witty and very very warm. We all thoroughly enjoyed her presence," she wrote.

"She often joked that she may not be here for the next day of shooting and it made me laugh uncomfortably. But she understood her own mortality and was not precious about her departure."

Steel started her acting career at the age of 88, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dream.

"And may we never give up on our timeline! Rest well our elder heroine, we shall remember you," Lupita wrote.