SALT LAKE CITY — The set of “Black Panther” had something of a religious feel to it, according to at least one person on set.
Sope Aluko, a Christian actress from Nigeria who plays the character Shaman in the hit film, said the set felt “almost like church,” according to Okay Africa.
"During breaks, we shared our testimony of how we got to where (we) did and most of the people were testifying to God's miracles, it was almost like church," she told Okay Africa.
Aluko said that the set was also “very familiar and like home.”
“I didn't feel like I was amongst stars, everyone was so down to earth and normal,” she told Okay Africa.
[According to PJ Media](https://pjmedia.com/faith/actress-people-were-testifying-about-gods-miracles-on-the-set-of-black-panther/), this may be a good sign for Christians who hope Hollywood receives more influence from God.
“It may be encouraging for Christians — often afraid of the secular values of Hollywood — to hear that God's miracles were discussed on the set of a major motion picture set to release this year,” PJ Media reported.1 comment on this story
“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler also told NPR that the film brought him closer to his African ancestors.
He said the film allowed him to travel to his home continent and see the world for what it is.
“Like, I mean this movie brought me closer to my roots,” he said. “This movie took me to the continent of Africa, which is somewhere I wanted to go since my mom and dad sat me down and told me I was black, you know what I mean? So I hope to make movies that'll challenge me as an artist and as a person. That's really what I hope to do."