Recently, Letitia Wright was honored with BAFTA’s (the British Academy Film Awards) “Rising Star” award.

The actress has had a breakout year with a scene-stealing role in the hit Black Panther.

During her two-minute acceptance speech, she explained how God helped to deliver her from “a deep state of depression” that made her consider giving up her career.

She said, “I identify myself as a child of God and I can’t get up here without thanking God … The only thing that pulled me out of it was God, my belief, my faith and my family, and an email from Bafta asking me to become part of the Bafta breakthrough Brits.”

She also preached a message of encouragement to fans who are also struggling in their lives.

I want to encourage young people. You don’t have to be young, you can be any age, but I want to encourage you – anyone going through a hard time… God made you and you’re important. There might be some of you here who might be going through a hard time. I just want to encourage you and God loves you. Just let your light shine.

Wright was recently named the highest box office grossing actor in the world with her films bringing in more than $1.5 billion in 2018 alone.