“You did not see any of it.”
Since then, his co-stars have honored his memory by sharing stories of what it was like to work with him.
This week, in a new interview with Zora, Viola Davis talked about working with Chadwick on her latest film, Netflix’s Ma Raineys black bottom.
“He was extremely tired,” said the Oscar winner, remembering Chadwick. “But there are a lot of tired people in the industry, especially people in his position.”
“Eventually I noticed that all the wonderful people he surrounded himself with always prayed over him and meditated on him and I thought that was part of what he demanded or [how he] created the sacred space. I did not know that they were just trying to pour life and energy into him. “
“He just wanted to fall asleep standing, but boy, when the camera rolled? You did not see any of it.”
“He’s not chasing the green, not chasing the money, just chasing the work,” Viola continued. “He was willing to let go of the ego and almost insist on leaving Chadwick Boseman at the door and letting it Black Pantherto create a billion dollars at the door. ”
This just confirms what we already know – Chadwick was incredibly talented and a pure soul. He will be missed. RIP 💔.
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