WATCH: Black Panther star gets emotional while discussing the impact of the film

2018-02-16 13:01

Cape Town - South African’s and the rest of the world waited with baited breath to watch Marvel’s latest film Black Panther, which released in cinemas on Friday, 16 February.

But the stars of the long-awaited film have become all too aware of the immense pressure that comes with the high-profile roles they play, according to Metro News.

On Thursday, Chadwick Boseman couldn’t help but tear up when speaking about two young fans and the impact the film had on them in an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s SiriusXM show.

“All of it has been very personal, just watching the kids experience it,” Boseman shared.

“For me, I’d say there are two little kids, Ian and Taylor, who recently passed from cancer. And throughout our filming, I was communicating with them, knowing they were both [terminally ill]. What they said to me – and what their parents said – is they’re trying to hold on until this movie comes.”

The kid’s enthusiasm and willpower sparked the actor to push even harder to avoid disappointing them.

“Seeing how devoted all of my castmates are and knowing that, that will be something meaningful to them. To a certain degree, it’s a humbling experience, because you’re like, ‘This can’t mean that much to them.’”

Not only were his two fans excited to see the film, the American actor also revealed he was left overwhelmed by the amazing response the film received from people all around the world.

“Seeing how the world has taken us on, seeing how the movement, how it’s taken on a life of its own, I realised they anticipated something great,” he said.

“And I think back now, to [being] a kid, and just waiting for Christmas to come, waiting for my birthday to come, waiting for a toy I was going to get to experience or a video game, I did live a life waiting for those moments.”

“So what put me back in the mind of being a kid, just to experience those two little boys’ anticipation of this movie, and when I found out they,” he said pausing as he started crying, “It means a lot.”

The 40-year-old, who plays the titular character also known as King T’Challa, was comforted by his co-stars Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Guirra when he was unable to speak further. 

Watch the interview here:


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