Chadwick Boseman died in the regret of many people, but he will be forever remembered as a devoted young talent and a representative of a generation of people of color.
The departure of actor Chadwick Boseman at the age of 43 because of cancer has stunned the world. With a career in film lasting nearly 20 years, the American actor is always known as a private person, who does not share his own life and is always working hard, participating in many big movies. like Marshall, 42 and especially Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. He is seen as a dedicated man and has now become the representative of a generation of African descent. Around the career and life of Chadwick Boseman, there are many things that few people know.
Always proud of his family and background
Chadwick Boseman was born on November 29, 1977 to a basic family in South Carolina in the US. The actor is also very proud of his family and lineage and shared that he has up to 115 cousins. After officially becoming the king T’Challa in Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman decided to check his DNA to find out his true origin. The test revealed that his blood flow was a blend of Sierra Leone, Nigerian and Guinea-Bissau people in West Africa.
No need to audition, but Marvel invited to play Black Panther
Thanks to a fortune of massive roles that are all appreciated, Chadwick Boseman doesn’t need to audition to join the Marvel universe like Scarlett Johansson or Chris Hemsworth. After observing his performance in the movie Get On Up, Marvel Studios director Kevin Feige immediately realized that Chadwick Boseman was the right face for the king of Wakanda. He then quickly phoned Chadwick Boseman directly and invited him to join the film.
Contributing in no small part to the image of a black hero in Black Panther
The role of Black Panther after the debut has become a shining example for many generations of children of color to follow. To achieve that success, Chadwick Boseman has also contributed a lot in building the image of the character in accordance with the culture and background of people of color. The actor also shared that he was very used to being discriminated against. He grew up in South Caroline – a state common with discrimination against people of color. “I understand the feeling when I’m a kid who calmly eats ice cream there is another white kid who calls me nigger, but my parents just remind me to calm down because if I fight it will Not cool. “
Therefore, when taking on the role of Black Panther – the first film with a colored hero as the main character, Chadwick Boseman also realized the importance of this character in the African-American community. From the very beginning, the actor wanted his character to speak English with an African accent. Although there were many objections and concerns that audiences would not want to sit and watch a movie with this vocalist, he still insisted on the importance of expressing the character’s origin, of a community through voice.
“The intonation and melody of the African accent have traditional and classical features like English or other European countries,” he repeated. Thanks to his vision and understanding, Chadwick Boseman has brought a Wakanda hero with his own identity and mark, but still very proud and familiar in the black community.
Always keep your private life, from family to health
Despite starring in films since the early 2000s, Chadwick Boseman has kept information about his personal life private. He once refused to answer interview questions about romance, family because “No one needs to care about it. When you talk about such things, you become a completely different type of idol. Private life also becomes a profession. I’m an actor, and you know me because of the roles I’ve shown. “
That is why the information about the cancer that has attacked the actor for the past 4 years is kept private, not widely shared. Although fans have noticed his thin appearance this year through his photos and livestreams, few really know what’s going on with the actor.
Work until your last breath, filming and chemotherapy
The photo posted by his family and colleagues on social networks made many people mourn and admire the strength of Chadwick Boseman. During the past 4 years, he has been involved in many movie projects while being attacked by colorectal cancer.
The actor has done Marshall, Da 5 Bloods and upcoming film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and many other projects while going through countless surgeries and chemotherapy without anyone knowing. Only when his departure was announced, did the audience burst into realization how resilient the actor has been over the years.
The departure of Chadwick Boseman was a big loss for Hollywood. Many big stars in the world such as Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Dwayne Johnson and Jordan Peele have sent their condolences to his family, hoping for him and his talents to rest.