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Amandla Stenberg turned down a role in Black Panther because she’s light-skinned

LA-born Amandla could have starred in Marvel’s latest blockbuster (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Amandla Stenberg has revealed that she almost won a part in Marvel’s Black Panther blockbuster – but turned it down for an exceptional reason.

Stenberg,19, was offered the role of Shuri in the new blockbuster, which focuses on King T’Challa of the African country of Wakanda, the most technologically advanced nation on earth.

Amanda, who let the role go to British actress Letitia Wright, told CBC that she wouldn’t have felt comfortable taking the role in the superhero adventure.

“One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away from Black Panther,” revealed Stenberg.

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