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    Lupita Nyong'o Posted A Video Of Her Training To Swim In "Wakanda Forever," And It's Satisfying And Terrifying At The Same Time

    “Swimming down to Talokan was not as easy as it looked!"

    Lupita Nyong'o said it was hard training to swim in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but this is on a whole other level.

    Closeup of Lupita Nyong'o

    The actor, who portrays Nakia, shared a glimpse of the training on TikTok this weekend. “Swimming down to Talokan was not as easy as it looked!" she captioned the post, adding that the sessions were "safely supervised" by professionals.

    Lupita Nyong'o

    In the clip, Lupita's seen diving into a pool with a large dumbbell clutched against her chest. She uses her left hand to hold the weight while somehow swimming with the right.

    Screenshot from Lupita's TikTok

    She then got TWO even heavier-looking dumbbells to crawl on the floor of the pool, using her legs to help glide her forward.

    Screenshot from Lupita's TikTok video

    After she reached the steps, she turned upright and moved into a farmer's walk, still holding the dumbbells in her hands.

    Screenshot from Lupita's TikTok video

    It looks extremely difficult and daunting to be submerged in water like this and have to hold your breath, but Lupita was freakishly calm the entire time.

    Screenshot from Lupita's TikTok video
    Screenshot from Lupita's TikTok video

    She continued with a few more exercises before releasing the weights and swimming back to the top of the pool. "I felt like a crawfish," she mused at the end of the video.

    "I felt like a crawfish."

    People were seriously impressed:

    "they got u doing navy training omg LMFAOOO"
    "y'all complained abt effects so much they made her do an actual black ops mission to atlantis"
    "Next time I'm in my pool imma pretend to go to Talokan"
    "the dedication"

    Yeah, it is no joke! Check it all out below:


    Swimming down to Talokan was not as easy as it looked! 🏊🏿‍♀️🌊🏝 Safely supervised by @XPT Life and #MarkRobertsFitness 🏋🏿‍♀️ #wakandaforever #blackpanther #talokan #underwater #fittok #behindthescenes

    ♬ Con La Brisa - Foudeqush & Ludwig Göransson