Kiwi's surprise role in blockbuster Black Panther

Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 1:43PM

A New Zealand journalist and newsreader who features in record-breaking movie Black Panther says her scene took less than 20 minutes to film.

London-based Lucy Hockings stars in the blockbuster Marvel movie as a newsreader who announces the crowning of T'Challa as the king of Wakanda.

But the BBC newsreader, from New Plymouth, says her cameo came from less than 20 minutes of work.

"I came off air from a live show and had to be in air again 20 minutes later doing interviews and breaking news," Hockings told Fairfax.

"There was someone in our technical gallery on YouTube telling me how to say things like Wakanda and T'Challa," she said.

She's since received plenty of plaudits from fans for her role, which has scored her her very own page on the Marvel Universe Wikipedia site.

On Twitter, she said she'd had "messages of surprise from all over the world about my cameo".