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‘Bro was very private. He wanted to always protect us’: Black Panther: Wakanda Star Letitia Wright ‘Had to put the dots together’ to Figure Out Chadwick Boseman Had Cancer

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Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death was devastating for everybody. Letitia Wright, who portrays Shuri in the Black Panther franchise, said nobody on set knew about the actor’s disease. With heartfelt emotion, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast got emotional over the late actor’s passing and how the sequel pays its respect to Chadwick Boseman.

Ryan Coogler, the director of the franchise gave words of praise for his dear and beloved friend and how he had to adapt to the newly made uneventful circumstances.

Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018).
Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018).

Letitia Wright And Her Sisterly Love For Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman had been diagnosed in 2016 with colon cancer. The actor bravely fought his illness while portraying his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther. The actor fought so fiercely that nobody on the set knew about his cancer diagnosis.

Chadwick Boseman fought bravely till the end.
Chadwick Boseman fought bravely till the end.

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Not even his on-screen sister Letitia Wright knew about Chadwick Boseman’s health as the actor put on a brave face every day and came on set. According to Variety, only a handful of people knew about his health. The extent of his colon cancer was not even known to the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige! And yet, the actor continued to finish the filming and left the world in the year 2020.

Letitia Wright reveals to Variety, that she saw the signs but wasn’t able to connect the dots as cancer was beyond anybody’s belief and imagination.

“I didn’t put the dots together, bro was very private. He wanted to always protect us. That’s all I can say.”

The actor had been showing symptoms like reduced body weight and reduced energy but nobody was expecting the actor to have cancer.

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How Chadwick Boseman Saved Sienna Miller’s Pay

Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller in 21 Bridges.
Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller in 21 Bridges.

The actor is also revered for his humbleness and his strong sense of justice. Sienna Miller, known for her role in G.I. Joe recently spoke about the actor’s humble actions that made her feel worthy once again.

Sienna Miller, was once told by a Broadway executive “Well, f**k off then” when she went to ask for equal pay due to gender discrimination. After starring alongside Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges, the actress once again faced the same unfairness. Boseman, who was also a producer of the movie, gave her a part of his salary to create a just system, without any discrimination.

Chadwick Boseman died fighting fiercely against colon cancer in 2020. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gives its respect and honor to the late actor.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will release on 11th November 2022 in theaters.

Additional reading: “They just said, ‘Well f–k off then’”: G.I. Joe Star Sienna Miller Was Humiliated by “extremely powerful” Broadway Exec After She Demanded Equal Pay Like Her Male Co-star

Source: Variety

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.