Lupita Nyong'o praises 'our king' Chadwick Boseman for 'Black Panther' success

"We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage," she wrote.

"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," the Oscar winner wrote in her post on Monday, which included a side-by-side shot of the actress recreating Boseman's recent Rolling Stone cover.

She continued, "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."

About Gurira, who plays Okoye in the film, Boseman said, "She's the protection that allows me not to have to walk around and wear this Black Panther outfit all the time. In a sense, she's my right hand."

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