Letitia Wright is not afraid to put her faith on display. Last night at the British Academy Film Awards, the actress accepted the only honor voted on by the public in England, according to Fox News, the Rising Star Award. The 25-year-old went up on stage and immediately thanked God, but what was striking about her speech was the narrative she told about her struggle with a deep, dark depression and how she got through. Watch below:
“A few years ago, I saw myself in a deep state of depression, and I literally wanted to quit acting,” she said. “The only thing that pretty much pulled me out of that was God, my belief, my faith, my family, and an email from BAFTA saying they wanted me to be a part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, and I was like, ‘let me try again.'”
Can you imagine if she quit acting?! Then we would’ve never gotten to see the amazingness that is Shuri in “Black Panther.” She wouldn’t have experienced being a part of a blockbuster hit or reaching the level of success that she has now.
Not only did she tell her story, but Letitia gave words of inspiration to others who might be going through the same thing she was: “I want to encourage young people. You don’t even have to be young, you can be any age, but I want to encourage you – anyone going through a hard time or something in their soul or they’ve lost their light… I want to encourage you that God made you and you’re important…There might be some of you here who’s going through depression, who’s going through a bad time and you’re putting on a smile on your face and nobody can see that… I just want to encourage you and I want to say that God loves you. Just let your light shine,” she said, according to Indy100.
This just shows the power of putting your hope in something and believing in the best for your situation, no matter what it is. That if you still have breath, you still have a reason, a purpose on this earth, so don’t let anyone take away your happiness, not even yourself. Your dreams only happen if you accomplish them, so don’t give up. Your Letitia Wright moment could be right around the corner.
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