The Black Panther cast has been traveling the globe promoting their blockbuster movie and having a fun time doing it.
The stars—and director–of the Black Panther superhero film, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan stopped by Seoul in South Korea. While there being interviewed, they performed a group song and it looked like a blast.
They sang “All My Life” by K-Ci and Jojo. The host led the performance and the director, Ryan Coogler kept the energy high and the performance made a fantastic impression on their fans as you can see from some of the social media posts that have followed.
Lupita herself tweeted out the video, posting, “#TBT Wakandan karaoke in Seoul. “All My Life” by @realkcijojo as performed by @michaelb4jordan, @chadwickboseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Ryan Coogler and our new friend @ericnamofficial. #YoureWelcome”
One Twitter user said, “AKA the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” with another stating, “This gave me life! You guys are everything!”
Did you know?
In an in-depth conversation with NPR, Ryan Coogler detailed that it wasn’t until college that he really began to hone his skill for writing and cinematography.
As a student-athlete immersed in football—and with dreams of being a doctor— he took a creative writing class at Saint Mary’s College. For one assignment, he detailed a traumatic event in his life in which his father nearly bled to death as he held him in his arms. His professor called him into her office and told him how deeply she was moved by not only by this event in his life but his use of words, use of imagery, use of emotion. She told Coogler to consider screenwriting.
#TBT Wakandan karaoke in Seoul. "All My Life" by @realkcijojo as performed by @michaelb4jordan, @chadwickboseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Ryan Coogler and our new friend @ericnamofficial. #YoureWelcome pic.twitter.com/38DSnhr8lZ
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 22, 2018
After Saint Mary’s canceled their football program, Coogler to transferred to Sacramento State where another professor convinced him to transfer to USC film school. “It was either go there or play wide receiver,” said Coogler. ”I was short, my prospects weren’t the highest, so I jumped off that cliff and drove to L.A.”
Once Ryan Coogler arrived in Los Angeles he said he had nowhere to go. He lived in his car and created his first series of short films with the only tools and equipment he had.
The first of that series, Fig, was based on the true story of a prostitute who desperately sought to change her life for her betterment of her daughter.
The murder of Oscar Grant by Oakland transit police came during his second semester. Being from Oakland himself, Coogler felt he had a calling to tell Grant’s story.
The critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station was made on a $900,000 budget and has gone on to gross over $16 million. At only 27-years-old, Coogler won several festivals and films awards from Sundance to the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
Now he’s brought us Black Panther, can we give this guy more credit? Is that even possible?