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‘Black Panther’s’ Winston Duke on ‘Praying for Work,’ Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ and Mark Wahlberg’s Weekends

‘Black Panther’s’ Winston Duke on ‘Praying for Work,’ Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ and Mark Wahlberg’s Weekends

Winston Duke has had quite a year.

Not only did the Yale School of Drama alum make his feature film debut, but it happened to be in “Black Panther” playing M’Baku.

“It’s been a blessing,” Duke says. “A lot of things come with this. It’s a lot of attention. It’s a lot of all these new people and gifts and all these things, but I remember when I wasn’t working, I was praying a lot. When I prayed, I remember saying, ‘I just want to work.’

“I prayed for work. I didn’t pray for fame. I didn’t pray for anything but work.”

Duke was the center of attention on Thursday night at the Montage Beverly Hills, where luxury leather goods brand McM and GQ hosted a dinner in his honor.

Born in Tobago, his mom, Cora Pantin, decided to move the family to the U.

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