Being one of the rare characters in this film that has been outside of Wakanda on a regular basis, how much are you developing your character inside the framework of Wakanda versus inside the framework of the real world?
“Personally I’ve never been to Wakanda. [Laughs]. That’s a very interesting question. Very scientific. I don’t really know how to answer it except to say that, I mean, I think that I could answer it myself, as Lupita. I know that I’m from Kenya, but so much of my character is formed by that I’ve lived so many other places, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t identify with where I’m from. In fact, it’s the foundation of who I am. I think that would apply to Nakia as well. I think as a War Dog, she is in service to her country and to her passion, which is linked to the outside world. [So more in service to her country than to her king?] Well, that’s the dilemma, isn’t it? I think we see in this film, Nakia has to figure out what comes first for her.”
— Lupita Nyong’o talks about her character Nakia in ‘Black Panther’