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Black Panther star Michael B Jordan offers to replace fan's dental retainer after she broke it watching him in movie

17-year-old fan forced to make an emergency visit to the orthodontist office after seeing film

Maya Oppenheim
Wednesday 07 March 2018 13:28 GMT
Robb expresses delight that Jordan chose to follow her on Twitter
Robb expresses delight that Jordan chose to follow her on Twitter (2016 Getty Images)

Having smashed box office records and milestones around the world, Black Panther but has now caused the destruction of a viewer's dental retainer.

Michael B Jordan’s performance in the superhero film enthralled one fan so much she clenched her teeth so hard her retainer broke in half.

Sophia Robb was forced to make an emergency visit to an orthodontist after seeing the film.

The orthodontist was so amused by the incident that he shared the anecdote online, where it was shared thousands of times - capturing the attention of Ms Robb herself.

The 17-year-old said: “Wait. That girl is me. That is my orthodontist’s Tumblr. This is a post about me? I’m going to kill myself."

She went on to share a photo of her orthodontist, writing: “This is literally my orthodontist and he's the chillest person I have ever met even though he eXPOSED ME ON THE INTERNET.”

Ms Robb later clarified the phrasing, saying she had no intention of harming herself.

And to the teenager’s amazement, Jordan, who plays the role of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, has now offered to pay for her replacent retainer.

“Since I feel partly responsible for breaking your retainers let me know if I can replace them,” the actor tweeted her.

She expressed delight that Jordan, who is also known for his role in Creed, had chosen to follow her on Twitter.

For those worried about the plight of the retainer itself, her orthodontist managed to glue it back together.

Black Panther, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, has just surpassed Beauty and the Beast to become the ninth-highest grossing film in North America of all time in the space of just 18 days of release.

The Disney film raked in $4.7m (£3.3m) on Monday to lift its domestic total to $506.4 m (£365.4).

Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, is officially the highest-grossing superhero of all time. Marvel’s latest cinematic offering, which instantly became the top-grossing film in history by a black director and featuring a predominantly black cast, has received worldwide acclaim and fast become a pop culture milestone.

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