The Late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will live on in the memories of his fans for generations. Now, Netflix is honoring the late actor in an upcoming documentary, set to premiere on April 17th. Portrait of an Artist will focus on Boseman’s life and career, giving us an insight into his craft in a manner never seen before.
Netflix is honoring Chadwick Boseman’s life in an upcoming documentary
Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away last August after a long fight against Colon Cancer, is being given a befitting tribute by Netflix this year with Portrait of an Artist. Netflix released an initial trailer for the documentary yesterday. It begins with Boseman’s voiceover:
I am an artist. People call me an actor. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an actor. I would call myself an artist.
Furthermore, many actors who worked with Boseman on several projects will give pay their tribute to the actor. This includes Viola Davis, who starred with him in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as well as Denzel Washington, who produced that movie. Furthermore, Portrait of an Artist will also feature Da 5 Bloods director Spike Lee and Boseman’s acting mentor Phylicia Rashād. Netflix described the documentary as:
An intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s artistry, and the acting process which informed his transformative performances.
Davis, who played the role of singer Ma Rainey alongside Chadwick Boseman’s musician Levee, praised the actor’s craft and artistry, saying:
You know you have to step up when you’re in his presence. He’s looking at your work and he’s, like, really hyper-focused, on the craft, on the process. That’s Chad.Viola Davis
Make sure that you do not miss out on Portrait of an Artist, because it will only be available on Netflix for a brief 30-day window. Moreover, Chadwick Boseman is currently the favorite to posthumously win the Academy Award for Best Actor for the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. For now, he has also won the Best Actor awards at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for his immaculate performance in the movie.