During an interview for “Variety” at San Diego Comic Conactress Danai Gurira was moved to remember the mourning during the set of the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever“on account of the death of a colleague Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020). The protagonist of the hit “Black Panther”, in 2018, died of colon cancer. He even appeared with his character in the movies “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).
“We didn’t know how and when we would be impacted. [pela morte de Boseman]”, reflected Gurira. “It hit in different ways, at different times. Sometimes just going to the location, listening to the Ryan [Coogler, diretor do filme]watching… There were several moments being reminded of what happened”, began Danai during the interview.
She also commented on an especially painful moment for her, where she had to count on the support of her colleague. Dominique Thornewho joined the cast of the feature in the role of Riri Williams – and present alongside the actress during the interview.
“You just never knew when it was going to be a really hard day.”
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“There was a really hard day on set…”, Gurira said before losing her voice and holding back tears, earning a hug from Dominique. “You never knew when an especially difficult day would be. They were wonderful, our new family, and they understood that they were in a grieving environment. They kept us going. We have a great new family,” she added.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is due out in November this year.