Chadwick Boseman may have passed away but his legacy lives on.
Sienna Miller, a British American actress, co-starred with Boseman in the film 21 Bridges which was released in 2019. The actress revealed in the latest issue of Empire, the most unforgettable and impactful experience she had with the Black Panther star.
She started, “I didn’t know whether or not to tell this story, and I haven’t yet. But I am going to tell it because I think it’s a testament to who he was.”
“This was a pretty big budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to. And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way. And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.”
The actress admitted that it was the most astounding thing she ever experienced in her life because it’s the kind of thing that just doesn’t happen in real life. According to her, Boseman told her that she’s getting paid what she deserves and what she’s worth. She said, “It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully.”
Miller shared what happened to other male actors in the industry and all of them would go very quiet. What’s admirable is that “there was no showings” in Chadwick’s generosity, simply, “Of course I’ll get you to that number, because that’s what you should be paid.'”
Many fans and celebrities were shocked after finding out through an announcement last August 28 that Boseman passed away because of colon cancer. He was only 43 years old. His family, including his wife Taylor Simone Ledward, was there during his final moments.
Boseman starred in different TV roles but it was when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as T’Challa that made him even more popular. He starred as a superhero in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and followed by Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. He also joined the Marvel superstars in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.