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Viola Davis on Chadwick Boseman’s final Oscar-tipped role

Viola Davis on Chadwick Boseman’s final Oscar-tipped role

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When Chadwick Boseman died earlier this year Hollywood mourned one of its most versatile leading men.The 43-year-old star's final performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom sees him teaming up with Viola Davis who described him to Sky News as a "character actor trapped in a leading man's body". The Oscar winning actress said: "He came to the set with one purpose and you could tell he felt very comfortable with it, and that is just to do great work, that's it. Image: Boseman's final screen performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Pic: Netflix "You're talking to a man who easily could have had the entourage, you know, the constant requests, the food, the trailers, all of that, the whole hoopla that comes into the room before him."He was no...
Why did Boseman’s ‘electrifying’ Black Panther have such an impact?

Why did Boseman’s ‘electrifying’ Black Panther have such an impact?

Entertainment
Chadwick Boseman's death at just 43 has stunned the movie world. Heralded as a "true original" who "shattered stereotypes" he won legions of fans for his role in Black Panther. But why was the film such an important cultural moment, as well as a box office phenomenon? Most importantly, it was the first big-budget superhero movie with a black hero, director and a majority black cast.The significance was not lost on fans, some of whom went to cinemas in traditional African clothing to celebrate its depiction of black heritage and the fictional kingdom of Wakanda. Image: Boseman's performance wowed audiences around the world. Pic: Marvel/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock "It excited particularly young people - anybody who went to the early ...