“Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame” Star Danai Gurira for Porter Magazine

Posted on April 29, 2019

“Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame” star Dani Gurira covers the latest issue of Porter magazine photographed by Claire Rothstein and styled by Tracy Taylor.

 

 

On growing up in the USA and Zimbabwe: “I am definitely a strong meshing of both worlds. I knew when I got here that I had to be vigilant. Being in a land of such access and excess, you have to really be clear about what you’re doing and why, and how you’re going to be responsible with all of the opportunities available to you as an American citizen. And it was clear to me that I was going to retain a tangible and active connection to Zimbabwe. When I moved to Africa as a girl, I thought I was American. Then when I came back, I realized how African I was.”

On a trip that she, Adichie and Nyong’o took to Nigeria: “We were trying very much not to draw attention to ourselves. We had an amazing time. Chimamanda introduced us to many of her friends in fashion, all of whom are making beautiful things. I consider myself an Africanist. I love the variation of the continent, the specificity of various parts of it – which often gets clumped into one idea, which is so obscenely untrue.”

On being one of three females, along with Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson, with major parts in the final installment of the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Endgame: “I love the Marvel family. I’ve had an amazing time working with all of them. And I love our fans.”

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Balmain Dress | Khaite Leggings| Balenciaga Earrings | Christian Louboutin Shoes
First Image: Alexandre Vauthier Dress | Gucci Earrings
Second Image: Alexandre Vauthier Dress | Saint Laurent Earrings

[Photo Credit: Claire Rothstein/Porter Magazine]

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