Chadwick Boseman posthumously covers Empire Magazine for their November issue and with it comes several interviews and remembrance of the ‘Black Panther actor’, who passed in August after battling years with colon cancer.
Since Chadwick’s passing, we have had many testimonies to his kindness and charitable deeds and a story shared in the issue by Sienna Miller just comes to remind us why the world lost a true Hero. Miller said: “I didn’t know whether or not to tell this story, and I haven’t yet,” Miller said in the interview. “But I am going to tell it because I think it’s a testament to who he was.”
She shared in the interview that, Chadwick who co-starred and produced the 2019 movie ’21 Bridges’ was apparently a fan of her work and wanted her in the film. She said: “So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore,” she said. “I’d been working non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him.”
Miller said she had noticed a difference in pay between men and women in Hollywood and she asked for a salary that the studio wouldn’t pay. And she said she would only do the film “if I’m compensated in the right way”. She then said Boseman insisted she received a higher salary and donated part of his own salary to boost her pay.
Miller admitted that Boseman’s generosity was “about the most astounding thing” she has experienced. “That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.’ It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully,” she continued. “In the aftermath of this I’ve told other male actor friends of mine that story and they all go very, very quiet and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while.”
Such an amazing person we lost. Rest In Power Chadwick!