Hollywood lost a real one in 2020 following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, who made history as T’Challa in “Black Panther.” After a 2016 diagnosis of colon cancer, the actor quietly worked through his condition in between hospital stays while he helmed one of the most influential and respected MCU films to date. However, his legacy is larger than life, and no one could even think about replacing Boseman as T’Challa.
While the news of Boseman’s death devastated fans across the globe, no one felt the sting more strongly than his family and his co-stars, those who knew and loved him in real life. Ask anyone who worked with Boseman what the experience was like, and they’ll likely meet you with a fond smile and a slew of stories that show how much of a hero Boseman was in real life. Much like T’Challa, he continually put his co-stars first, and he never let the spotlight change him. Just ask Winston Duke.
As part of an exclusive interview for his film “Nine Days,” Duke spoke to Looper about a touching moment he had with Boseman on the “Black Panther” set.