an actress Danai Gurira revealed that she hired an Olympic swimming coach to train for scenes in the remake Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhich is currently playing in Malaysian theatres.
Gurira, who was praised for her portrayal of Dora Milaje General Okoye in the sequel, said she was aware of a large number of scenes involving swimming in ocean scenes.
So, she hired an Olympic swimming coach to improve her swimming skills for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 44-year-old didn’t have to set one, but she did to improve her (swimming) stroke, technique and speed. I sent a video to the director, Ryan Coogler, who was shocked and decided to “jump into the pool” too.
Kugler said he felt he needed to go along with the idea since many of his team members had to train with free diving instructors and water stunt teams. He had to know how to swim so he could direct the movie.
Meanwhile, Gurira revealed that she learned that a statistic showed a black child is five times more likely to drown than a Caucasian child, and as such, she wants to raise awareness that this is an important skill to learn.