Anthony Mackie Is Still Not Over Chadwick Boseman’s Death

Anthony Mackie shares painful story in new interview!

Anthony Mackie recalls memories of friend Chadwick Boseman

Anthony Mackie, the 42-year-old actor, who plays Falcon/Sam Wilson, in the Black Panther series, opened up about how painful it is going to be watching fellow co-star Chadwick Boseman in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, a musical drama, which was released posthumously after the death of the actor last year in August. The musical was released last month on Netflix, the popular streaming platform. The two actors had been friends for over 20 years


According to We Got This Covered, Anthony Mackie remembered the late actor and admitted that he is still not over Chadwick Boseman’s death, and that it will be extremely difficult to watch him on screen again, he opened up in a recent interview.

“I met Chad in ’98, ’99, so I’ve known him, I knew him for a long time. What was great about Chad, unlike everybody else today, Chad kept his circle close to his vest. He kept his world very private. That’s one thing, one of the things, that we had in common. Our time at work was our time at work, but our time at home was our time at home, and we didn’t allow the two to cross because that’s what keeps you grounded. That’s what you know if you look at the relationship he had with his wife, you look at the relationship he had with his family.

I haven’t seen it yet. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ holds a very special place, with the relationship to that, and my relationship to Chad, I haven’t been able to pull myself to the point, emotionally, to be able to sit and take that experience in, because I wouldn’t be able to watch it for the performance and the art. It would just be too emotional of a process for me,” said Anthony Mackie.

Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death

Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death came as a shock to the fans worldwide, since the late ‘Black Panther’ actor’s battle with colon cancer was kept away from the public eye, by his group of friends and family. The actor, who was known for his incredible tenacity and dedication towards his art, shot seven movies after the initial diagnosis, according to We Got This Covered.


Boseman’s final on-screen gig, which was shot before his sudden passing, is his role of T’Challa, which was reprised in Disney+ animated series ‘Marvel’s What If…?’

Director Ryan Coogler pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Director of ‘Black Panther’, Ryan Coogler faces the toughest challenge so far in his career – to carry out the ‘Black Panther’ sequel without Chadwick Boseman. In a recent interview, the director showered the late actor with praise and words of appreciation. He talked about how the late actor gave innumerable gifts to the audiences, both from a personal and professional perspective, according to We Got This Covered.


“You know, I haven’t spoken about Chad publicly beyond writing some words. I loved him. I miss him. His talent was so potent that even though he was with us for a limited amount of time, he gave us so, so much. He gave us an infinite amount of gifts.” he said.

‘Black Panther II’ is surely going to be a very emotional experience for the cast (especially Anthony Mackie) and the many audiences and lovers of the movie from all over the world.

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