The cast of “Black Panther” may be the coolest people on the planet — but they’re not afraid to nerd out in bowling shoes.
“We’re totally family,” star Danai Gurira tells The Post. “Even when we were working very intense hours shooting, we would find ways to have fun. From going to Nigerian restaurants together and eating a big meal, to parties at Chadwick [Boseman]’s house, to bowling or dancing — the whole nine.”
The Marvel hero, who also slays on “The Walking Dead” and headlined The Post’s recent Alexa cover, held court Wednesday at the presentation for sustainable fashion label EDUN — founded by Ali Hewson and Bono — as Jonah Hill, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen and Michael Stipe mingled.
Gurira says that between this week’s “Black Panther” premiere parties and fashion events, the cast is getting only three to four hours of sleep per night. “We’ve been so darn tired,” she tells the Post. “Five hours of sleep is like, ‘Wow, I got five!’
“But to be able to spend so much time with my castmates and celebrate something that we are truly proud of, that we put our hearts and souls in, is such an amazing blessing,” she says. “We want the world to start seeing these diverse perspectives on a high platform.”
Gurira also praised the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled earlier this week as “Stunning, just stunning.”
“They are the hero and shero of our era in so many ways,” Gurira says. “The barriers they broke, the stunning dignity, the humanity, the leadership, the humility — all of their astounding qualities are so inspiring.”
We have a feeling she’ll be inspiring a few folks herself when “Black Panther” drops Friday.