The lie that Tenoch Huerta told Marvel to be part of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

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Tenoch Huerta surprised last July, when Marvel announced that the Mexican actor will be part of its Cinematic Universe by giving life to Namor in the new installment of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Three months after the premiere of the film, the actor confessed to life and style the lie he told director Ryan Coogler when he called him to offer him the role of the film’s villain.

“They asked me if I knew how to swim. I replied that I’ve never drowned and I returned with my managers”, narrated to the magazine.

But actually, Tenoch Huerta did not know how to swim, a big problem to be able to embody Namor, the king of an underwater nation.

He recalled that he was shooting a tape in New Orleans, when his team in the United States told him that Coogler wanted to talk to him, but they did not know why. He explained that during the video call, the image and audio got stuck so he did not understand very well what the American director was proposing to him.

“It wasn’t until a couple of days later that I realized they were offering me the new Marvel character!“.

Laughing, the actor confessed that at that time he did not say anything because if not, they would not give him the character. However, not knowing anything was an issue that led his lawyer to explain to the Marvel team that “That’s how we Mexicans are. We never say no and then we’ll see what the fart is.”

Two years after that meeting with Coogler, the recordings of ‘Black Panter: Wakanda Forever’ began, during that time, Tenoch learned to swim.