Lea Salonga's daughter greets Black Panther actress in true Wakanda style

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — It seems like no one is immune from the charm of Wakanda's Queen Mother – even the daughter of Broadway royalty.

Lea Salonga, currently starring in the musical revival of Once on This Island, shared a clip on her Instagram page Monday showing her daughter, Nicole, meeting actress Angela Bassett who played Queen Ramonda in the movie Black Panther.

Salonga was telling Bassett her daughter was a "huge fan," just as Nicole came out of a dressing room. Bassett held out her arms and was about to hug the young girl, when Nicole crossed her arms over her chest, and knelt in front of the actress – just like a true Wakandan.


Bassett did hug Nicole and kiss her forehead, and the young girl's gesture was met with cheers and applause by other Once on This Island cast members.

Salonga could be seen laughing in the clip, later on she's seen holding a mobile phone as she recorded the meeting.

The clip was accompanied by the caption: "So THIS happened tonight after the show!!! My daughter knelt to Wakanda's Queen Mother!!! Thank you for your kindness, @im.angelabassett!!! We were so honored by your presence!!! #WakandaForever."

Bassett is not the first star to see the musical and meet Salonga. Robert De Niro, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick Harris, Tina Fey, and Aga Muhlach have all gone backstage and had their photo taken with Salonga.

Just recently, Salonga posed with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, the stars of the classic 80s flick, The Karate Kid, and the new online series, Cobra Kai.

DEAD! Thank you, gents, for your kindness!!!

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She captioned the photo: "DEAD! Thank you, gents, for your kindness!!!"