Dorothy Steel, 92, plays a merchant tribal elder in superhero film
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Dorothy Steel, 92, plays a merchant tribal elder in superhero film "Black Panther."

Dorothy Steel might not have auditioned for the superhero movie "Black Panther" if her grandson hadn't told her what a game-changer the film would be for Hollywood and could be for her. 

But her grandson persuaded her to give it a go. She got the part. Now, millions have seen her advise T'Challa, Black Panther and king of Wakanda, as a merchant tribal elder. And she only started acting a few years ago. 

On Second Thought contributor Sonya Green spoke with the actress about her breakout role. 

On Second Thought contributor speaks with Dorothy Steel, an Atlanta-based actress who plays a merchant tribal elder in Marvel's "Black Panther."