Tenoch Huerta an actor in Black Panther performance in “Black Panther: The Indigenous Mexican actor’s role in “Wakanda Forever” brought him to a global audience.
His role as Namor in Marvel Studios’ most recent superhero movie, “Black Panther: The acclaimed actor Tenoch Huerta has been hailed as one of the nine breakthrough entertainers of 2022 by The Associated Press for his performance in “Wakanda Forever.”
The Associated Press wrote in its announcement of the list that this year’s recipients became “next-level, a shift triggering where-did-you-come-from vibes.”
His job as Namor, a freak head of the submerged realm known as Talokan, which depends on Mayan and Aztec impacts, is an achievement and a major step toward variety in Latino culture.
In an interview with NBC News in November, Huerta stated, “In Latin America, especially Mexico, we have a lack of representation,” adding that “all the people” are white on television or in advertisements seen on the street.
Huerta stated to World News Spot, “I think they nailed it when they decide to give this background to Namor, you know, this new background — Mesoamerican culture, especially Mayan culture.” Since it’s the right second to do it as it were, on one hand, and then again, it’s significant for some individuals, particularly kids. A means of stating, “Eh, there’s nothing wrong with you.” You ought to be glad for what your identity is. And your skin’s melanin is acceptable and beautiful.'”
In Mexico, the actor has become a symbol of racial justice, denouncing prejudice against people of his appearance. He wrote “Orgullo Prieto,” loosely translated as “Dark Skinned Pride” in English, a book about his own experiences with racism and classism in his home country. He wrote it with children and young people in mind.
“I attempt to make, however much I can, a superior spot to live for them,” Huerta told AP. World News Entertainment