Viola Davis recalls Chadwick Boseman in Maa Raini

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“You haven’t seen any of them.”

Last month, Black Panther After being diagnosed with cold cancer, star Chadwick Bozman died at the age of 43.

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Since then, his co-stars have been honoring his memory by sharing stories of what it feels like to work with him.


It turned out that Chadwick filmed his most iconic roles since being diagnosed in 2016, while keeping his illness private.

In a new interview with Zora this week, Viola Davis talked about working with Chadwick on her latest film, Netflix Ma Renee’s Black Bottom.

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Based on the August Gust Wilson Award-winning play of the same name, the film follows 1920 Chicago blues singer Maa Rainey, who deals with racial conflicts and relationships in the music industry. The Viola Stars as Maa Raini, while Chadwick played the role of Levy, with trumpeters in the band with aspirations to go it alone.

“He was very tired,” the Oscar winner recalled Chadwick. But, there are a lot of tired people in the business, especially people in their position. “

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“Suddenly, I saw that all the wonderful people with whom he surrounded himself were always praying and meditating on him, and I think he was a part of what he demanded or [how he] It has created a sacred space. Little did I know that they were just trying to infuse life and energy into them. “

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“He would get up and fall asleep, but boy, when did that camera roll? You didn’t see any of it.”

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The film’s director George C. Wolf added, “They were thin,” but I thought, you know, the actors they do fast, they do all these things. I also felt like he was kidding some Black Panther Works very well for facade and leanness and seeking that kind of leanness. “

“He wasn’t chasing Leela, he wasn’t chasing money, he was just chasing work,” Viola continued. “He wanted to let go of the ego and, almost insistently, put Chadwick Boseman at the door, and let him go. Black PantherOne-billion-dollar dollars at the door.

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This only confirms what we already know – Chadwick was an incredibly talented and pure soul. It will be missed. RIP 3.

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