Actor Letitia Wright on Wednesday spoke out to deny allegations that she was sharing anti-vaccine messages while on the set of "Black Panther 2."
In an Instagram post, Wright, who depicts Shuri in the Marvel film franchise, refuted claims reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The Oct. 6 article reported that Wright was speaking out against COVID-19 vaccines while on set in Atlanta and "espoused similar views" to a post she'd previously shared on social media.
Wright wrote that it saddened her to have to defend herself in light of the article, which dubbed her one of the "industry holdouts" that are publicly sharing their anti-vaccine views.
"The report spoke about my conduct on the set of black Panther 2," she wrote. "I honestly assert that this was completely untrue."
Wright did not elaborate further on the allegations, but wrote, "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me, knows that I work incredibly hard at my craft & my main focus is always to do work that’s impactful and inspiring. That has been & will continue to be my only focus."
Wright sparked controversy in December when she shared a 69-minute video to Twitter titled "COVID-19 VACCINE, SHOULD WE TAKE IT?" Wright deleted the tweet after the video garnered negative attention, and issued a brief apology in which she said her "intention was not to hurt anyone."
The British actress reportedly parted ways with her U.S. representation following the incident, according to the Los Angeles Times.