Black Panther star Winston Duke reveals he didn't know he was auditioning for the Marvel film

Winston Duke, who had a breakout role in Ryan Coogler's Black Panther as M'Baku, said he did not know he was reading lines from a 'fake script' for a Marvel movie.

Press Trust of India March 18, 2019 14:36:40 IST
Black Panther star Winston Duke reveals he didn't know he was auditioning for the Marvel film

Los Angeles: Marvel Studios' obsession with keeping things under wraps is not a secret but it was a "lightbulb" moment for Winston Duke when he got to know he auditioned for Black Panther

Black Panther star Winston Duke reveals he didnt know he was auditioning for the Marvel film

Winston Duke played M'Baku in Black Panther. Image from Twitter

The actor, who had a breakout role in Ryan Coogler's Marvel film as M'Baku, said he did not know he was reading lines from a "fake script" for a Marvel movie.

"I didn't even know what I was doing, I didn't know what movie it was in the audition. They didn't tell you so I auditioned without knowing what movie I was auditioning for," Duke told Metro.

"They were fake scripts! You just sign a non-disclosure agreement and then they send you sides (a part of a script provided to actors for use in an audition) that they just wrote, and you memorise it and work on it and flush it out and create character and go in and do your things," he added.

The actor said he was in the dark till he met Coogler for a director's session.

"I had no idea until I had a director session the third time around and saw it was Ryan Coogler, and I was like, 'ohhhh, lightbulb!'" Duke said.

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