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Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o star  in Marvel’s Black Panther (in theaters now.) Boseman plays  King T’Challa and Lupita plays his off-and-on girlfriend Nakia, and they have chemistry on screen. Nyong’o credits director Ryan Coogler with that visible chemistry, saying Boseman himself is a “magnetic person.” She adds, “Chemistry is something that you pray for as an actor, because it’s so hard to fabricate. It’s so much easier to just have it and work on other things– your intention, your action, and all that. To try and fabricate chemistry is another… it’s a lot of energy.” Boseman added that while they’re not dating in real life, “It’s not hard to fall in love with Lupita. She’s a beautiful person. She’s intelligent, strong, assertive. You fall in love with people when you see them in their light, when you see them doing what they do, and they illuminate a certain aura.

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