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Chadwick Boseman Broke Down During An Emotional Scene in 'Ma Rainey', Co-Star Colman Domingo Recalls

Colman Domingo is remembering one of the most emotional scenes on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom with the late Chadwick Boseman.

In a recent panel about the movie, Colman recalled Chadwick being so moved by the story that Cutler tells that he just stopped performing.

The scene sees Cutler, played by Colman, telling a story about what happened to a Black pastor he knew when confronted by a group of White men. In reaction, Chadwick‘s Levee goes into a full rage about life and leads him to denouncing God.

“He stops mid way of the speech, and whatever was happening there I think [co-stars] Michael [Potts], Glynn [Turman], and I, we all knew it,” Colman said. “It was one of those moments when you go, ‘This is the good stuff, and we’re all here, do not step away.’”

He continued, “Something was happening with Chad, and he turned away. I thought he was about to stop the scene, and I don’t think I’ve ever done this before in my entire career, I just said, ‘Tell me, tell me.’ I was just yelling at him. ‘Tell me! Tell me!’ Like, do not give up this scene. And then he explodes with all the rage and fury and the questions of God’s will.”

“We all just embraced each other and sobbed,” Colman shared. “All these grown men with tears in their eyes. Michael, Glynn, Chad, myself we were silent for at least a good minute and we were all trying to collect ourselves. We didn’t know what was in the room and what we were actually dealing with, what were the underpinnings of that scene. It was a whisper at first and then it was a roar.”

Colman was one of the many in the dark about Chadwick‘s cancer and says that the moment was truly a reflection of the actor and his reality.

“That man had this fight in him to the very end, and now it makes sense why he’s played so many kings in rapid succession, it’s as if he knew he didn’t have enough time on this Earth,” Colman added. “Or he wasn’t given to us for that long. But he made such an impression that I think this film seals the deal.”

For his role in the film, Chadwick will be promoted by Netflix for a posthumous recognition at the Oscars.

Chadwick sadly passed away in August from colon cancer.

Here's How 'Black Panther 2' Will Handle the Passing of Chadwick Boseman

Don’t expect to see Chadwick Boseman making a virtual appearance in the Black Panther sequel.

The late star, who sadly passed away in August, will not be represented in CGI form in the upcoming Black Panther 2, an executive producer told Argentinian newspaper Clarin, via The Wrap.

“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” said Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios exec.

“Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”

That said, she confirmed they hope to pay tribute to his legacy.

“Because Chadwick was not only a wonder of a human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company and has left his moment in history. I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, ‘Well, it was a long time.’ But it is not a long time. We have to think carefully about what we are going to do and how and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”

Filming for the sequel had not yet started before Chadwick‘s death. One of his co-stars was recently asked about filming the movie without him.

Chadwick Boseman Gets Gotham Award 2020 Nomination - Full List of Nominees Released!

Chadwick Boseman is among the nominees at this year’s Gotham Awards.

The posthumous nomination is for his role in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The Gotham Awards do not always predict how the following year’s Oscar nominees will shape up, but often, they can look similar and provide visibility to some hit movies.

We have compiled the full list of nominees for this year’s 2020 Gotham Awards for you to check out.

The winners will be announced on Monday, January 11 during a hybrid live-virtual ceremony in New York City.

Click inside to see who was nominated for a Gotham Award this year…More Here! »

Sienna Miller Opens Up About Chadwick Boseman Giving Up Part of His '21 Bridges' Salary for Her

Sienna Miller is reflecting on a wonderful gesture made by late actor Chadwick Boseman.

The 38-year-old 21 Bridges star got candid in an interview with Porter Magazine.

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Here’s what she had to say…

On Chadwick Boseman, who forfeited part of his salary to cover the fee she had requested to star alongside him in 21 Bridges: “It’s about self-respect. An act of generosity like that is validating. And maybe I shouldn’t look for validation from my peers, but I do. For me, it’s about relearning how to stand up for yourself. Ultimately, I’m such a pleaser. I want everybody to have a good experience; I don’t want to be difficult.”

On how the woman is always relied on heavily for film promotions: “As the woman, you’re lent on so heavily for promotion in a way that men often aren’t. What you wear on a red carpet; how much press you have to do… They are going to get their money’s worth.”

On how she was “alarmingly underpaid” for American Sniper, when she went on the regional publicity tour because her co-star Bradley Cooper was appearing in The Elephant Man on Broadway: “At the time, of course, I was incredibly grateful. [To be] offered a role in a Clint Eastwood movie. I’d had a baby; I hadn’t worked for a while; it was with Bradley Cooper; it was an amazing story. They knew I would do it for nothing. And I always had done that.”

Find out more about how Chadwick gave away part of his salary to Sienna.

For more from Sienna Miller, head to net-a-porter.com.

Netflix Will Campaign for Chadwick Boseman in Lead Actor Category at Oscars

Netflix is making an effort to honor the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman with a posthumous award.

The streamer confirmed that they will campaign for the late star in the lead actor category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Variety reported Wednesday (October 21).

A trailer for the upcoming feature debuted earlier in the week.

The film, adapted from August Wilson‘s play, will appear in select theaters in November and hit Netflix on December 18.

Here’s a plot summary: “Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Boseman) – who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry – spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.”

The movie was directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Viola Davis will also campaign for best actress. The rest of the cast, including Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts and Taylour Paige, will campaign in the supporting categories, the outlet also reports, adding that there has only been one film in Oscar history to manage more than two Black acting nominations from a film: 1985’s The Color Purple.

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Chadwick Boseman Stars in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' - Watch the Trailer (Video)

The late Chadwick Boseman stars in the new trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which he filmed prior to his death.

The film, adapted from August Wilson‘s play, will appear in select theaters in November and hit Netflix on December 18.

Here’s a plot summary: “Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Boseman) – who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry – spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.”

The movie was directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

One of Chadwick‘s Black Panther co-stars spoke out about the idea of filming without him.

Letitia Wright Is Asked About Filming 'Black Panther' Without Chadwick Boseman

Letitia Wright was asked about the possibility of filming the second Black Panther movie without the film’s star, Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick tragically passed away from colon cancer at the age of 43 in August of 2020.

Letitia plays the role of Shuri in the Marvel movies, and many believe she could actually become the next Black Panther based on what happens to her character in the comics.

While doing an interview with Porter, Letitia was asked about reprising her role in the upcoming sequel without her co-star.

“We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about. The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it,” Letitia responded. Our continued thoughts are with Chadwick‘s loved ones, friends, and family during this time.

Chadwick kept his illness private from most people and his agent actually explained why.