The oldest Black Panther actor 92 year old Dorothy Steel has revealed that she started pursuing her acting career at the age of 88.
The actor who recently turned 92 last week revealed in an article with Atlanta’s WSB-TV that although she didn’t immediately become a star she came into spotlight as she featured in the most talked about Marvel movie, Black Panther where she portrayed one of the leaders in Wakanda.
Steel said during the interview: “If anyone would have told me I would be an actor, I would’ve said you got to be out of your mind.”
Steel said that she sent her audition tape into Marvel last year and the response was immediate.
“We sent it in and an hour later they said, ‘Who is that old lady? We want her.'”
Steel has a handful of movie credits but Black Panther is her largest.
Of the success, Steel said: ““It was just amazing, it truly was.”
She went on to explain what it was like to be on the set every day, saying: “Chadwick the King. Every day, he would make sure if I was on the set, he would come by and make sure he gave me a big old hug and kiss.”
Steel said she became the grandmother on the set for the movie that she describes as a movement.
“We were one big melting pot of black people and we knew we were doing something that had never been done before. Ya know?” she said.