Marvel Star Florence Kasumba: "I Had to Do My Stunts"

The Berlin-based actress Florence Kasumba (46) is known, among other things, as chief inspector Anaïs Schmitz from the "Tatort" in Göttingen.

Marvel Star Florence Kasumba: "I Had to Do My Stunts"

The Berlin-based actress Florence Kasumba (46) is known, among other things, as chief inspector Anaïs Schmitz from the "Tatort" in Göttingen. But Kasumba is also involved in the extremely popular Marvel cinematic universe. There she plays the powerful warrior Ayo, who prefers to act with a spear in the superhero films of Marvel Studios and regularly masters breathtaking action scenes. Kasumba helped with the physically challenging fight choreographies from the Marvel work "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", which starts on November 9th, according to her own statement that she has been practicing martial arts for "many years". The actress revealed this at the German premiere of "Black Panther 2" of the news agency spot on news.

"Handling weapons is of course important because you can get injured, but that has always worked out quite well so far," said Kasumba, who said she had to do her own stunts on the second "Black Panther".

"Black Panther" from 2018 was also a pioneer and door opener in the great Marvel Universe, as the title character, played by Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020), was the first black superhero to be the focus of a comic blockbuster. The second part also breaks new ground in this regard, as a number of actors born in Mexico and other Central and South American countries have taken on important roles.

"I'm a big fan of inclusion," said actress Kasumba in this regard, and is excited that moviegoers and Marvel fans can "immerse themselves in a new world again in "Wakanda Forever" with the underwater nation Talokan." Kasumba wants an "open audience" for the eagerly awaited sequel to "Black Panther".

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