"She’s princess of Wakanda, but also she designs all of the new technology there. She has an innovative spirit and an innovative mind, and she wants to take Wakanda to a new place. Also, she has a great fashion sense, better than mine. She’s so vibrant; a beautiful spirit, but also so focused on what she does. And that’s good for other people to see, especially young people to see, because it’s like, 'Look, there’s a young black girl who loves technology and she’s from Africa.' It’s something refreshing."
"I was like, what's this Disney Princess pressure? Do I have to be perfect? Then I realized that everyone's just so geeked about having a different kind of female character in the Marvel universe and the Disney universe. And there's going to be much, much more, I'm not the only Disney Princess to come to the surface and claim that title."