‘Black Panther’ Star Lupita Nyong’o Channels Chadwick Boseman's ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover in Honor of Huge Box Office Weekend
On the same day that Boseman’s shirtless Rolling Stone cover dropped, Nyong’o channeled the raw energy of her character Nakia and re-created the cover in all its glory. The Oscar winner proved “imitation is the best form of flattery” and shared her breathtaking photo on social media with an encouraging message for Boseman.
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T'Challa. You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear. We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage, your fierce dedication, your intense passion, and your grueling workout regimen. And I will never get enough of the way you say the word "because." We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king. Enkosi Kumkani!! And congratulations on your @rollingstone cover. From someone who loves you. #CoverCosplay My ?? by @vernonfrancois Chadwick's by Norman Jean Roy #BlackPanther #WakandaForever
Rippled abs aside, Boseman and Nyong’o are also celebrating a monumental box office weekend for Black Panther. The superhero ensemble film raked in $404 million worldwide and broke a bunch of records, including the highest-grossing opening of all time for a film in February.
All hail King T’Challa and his lady love.