Melbourne musician Akosia (Akosia Sabet) makes an appearance in one of the year’s most anticipated superhero movies, having scored a role in Thor: Love And Thunder. The Ghanaian-Australian artist confirmed her appearance in the film via a post on social media this week.
“I’ve been keeping this one to my chest for almost two years now,” Akosia said on Instagram. “Thor: Love And Thunder is out now and I’m in it!! I play Bast, the goddess of pleasure, protection and health from the Black Panther pantheon.”
Akosia confirms her appearance in ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’
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“It was such an incredible experience that I will never forget and I am truly honored to be part of the marvel family,” Akosia said, before thanking the likes of Marvel Studios, Disney, and director Taika Waititi.
In February, rumours of Akosia’s appearance in the film appeared online, with The Cosmic Circus reporting that Akosia had been cast in the role. However, they were apprehensive to confirm the news, noting that they were simply relying on the actor’s IMDB page, which, they said, could “certainly be questionable”.
Directed by New Zealand’s Taika Waititi, Thor: Love And Thunder includes a number of other names from the Oceanic region, such as Russell Crowe, Jenny Morris, and Chris Hemsworth in the title role.