The MCU is filled with kickass women, none more so than the Dora Milaje, the King of Wakanda’s royal guard who was first introduced in Captain America: Civil WarActress and stunt woman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard has appeared as a Dora Milaje warrior in several MCU projects, most recently The Falcon and the Winter SoldierIn an interview with TheDirect, Adams-Ginyard revealed that she almost turned down the role because she had to shave her head.
“I think the cat is out of the bag, everyone knows that the Dora Milaje has to shave their head. And that was almost a challenge for me at the beginning because I almost didn’t take the part because I had to shave my head. consulted my pastor, I called my friend, I was crying at her on the phone because I’m so attached to my hair, I was like ‘Oh my God, if I shave my hair I’ll be ugly I’m gonna look like a boy, all those different things [it was] like ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on, okay? You don’t make her. Hair does not define you. Hair does not determine whether you are beautiful or whether you are cute; that’s all inside [your heart], Turn right?'”
The Dora Milaje are an important part of Wakanda’s security forces. They are not only charged with the welfare of the royal family, but also occasionally have to go to other countries to carry out secret missions. That’s how they were part of it The Falcon and The Winter SoldierAccording to Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, it was during 2018’s filming Black Panther that she began to accept the strength and power of the character she played, regardless of the fact that she had to shave her head.
“I think through my time [Black] Panther, I really got the chance to embrace that and understand that “Hey, your hair doesn’t make you.” First of all, it grows back, okay? Let’s talk about that. Hair grows back! But two: the beauty isn’t determined by all that extra stuff, it’s in it [your heart]Such as your core values, your morals, [all of] Which. So I think Black Panther really showed women who were not only fierce and confident, but also beautiful, without hair. That in itself is so powerful, especially for African American women, because culturally we are so attached to our hair, we are so attached to it. But to see these melanated women on screen, bald-headed, fierce and strong and powerful, I mean, that was all beauty. That was nice. “
Created by Malcolm Spellman and directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier features Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly and Daniel Brühl. New episodes will debut on Disney + on Fridays. This news comes from The Direct.
Subjects: Falcon and Winter Soldier, Black Panther