The cast of Black Panther has been everywhere in the media lately, and rightfully so. The movie is breaking records and shattering notions about what a successful Hollywood film can be. The cast knows they're inspirational right now, so much so that they're even inspired by one another.
Lupita Nyong'o was so inspired by co-star Chadwick Boseman she recreated one of his magazine covers as an homage.
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with #BlackPanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king. More: https://t.co/40OvlUedJw #CoverCosplay pic.twitter.com/VLZYpY96gK— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 20, 2018
And honestly, we have no words. Her comment left us misty-eyed and the image was so on point it had us all like:
We weren't the only ones left stunned. Check out Twitter's responses:
I love this. I grew up in Brooklyn in the 70's, and there weren't many images like these to go 'round. I dared to dream. This is so awesome for the generations coming up now. Thank you.— SoujournerDaTruth (@Bukalove04) February 20, 2018
I totally agree. The Best! King T'Challa (aka Black Panther) stole the show (for me) in Civil War, but he soared in Black Panther. His calm and understated demeanor is the best. And he is a thinker (OMG). Watched it twice & still counting. Great job to all.— MickiM (@mickimousesc) February 20, 2018
Y'all gave me life in the movie. It was nice seeing some African dark skin representation so thanks ♥— Nikita Michelle (@NikitaMichelle5) February 21, 2018
Even Rolling Stone loved it. They loved it so much they did this:
Oh MAN we are living for the way Black Panther is changing the conversation, changing the faces we see in the media, and representing for so many who haven't seen themselves on screens or magazine covers before. We sincerely hope the cast keeps showing up and showing out with all this excellence. From the looks of it, Twitter hopes so, too.