Lupita Nyong’o exhibits off underwater swimming expertise

ACTRESS Lupita Nyong’o posted a video on TikTok exhibiting her intense coaching for her function as Wakandan spy Nakia within the not too long ago launched Black Panther: Wakanda Without end.

Nyong’o, 39, started the behind-the-scenes look by swimming with a dumbbell each in her arms, then crawling and strolling underwater.

“Swimming all the way down to Talokan was not as simple because it appeared!” the actress wrote within the caption.

After she made her manner out of the water to relaxation by the aspect of the pool, she added: “I felt like a crawfish.”

In a latest interview with Selection, Nyong’o and Wakanda Without end co-star Angela Bassett revealed that they weren’t notably proficient swimmers previous to filming the movie.

“You already know, Black women have this historical past with water and their hair,“ Bassett, 64, informed the outlet. “A few of us can’t swim all that effectively, as a result of it’s going to mess up that press and curl. It’s a complete factor.”

In keeping with Selection, each actresses educated to the purpose the place they may maintain their breath underwater for nearly two minutes, whereas solid member Mabel Cadena might do it for about six and a half minutes.

As a result of look of the brand new antagonist Namor (Tenoch Huerta), who leads the hidden deep-sea nation of Talokan, practically half of Wakanda Forever’s scenes happen underwater.