One of the biggest losses Hollywood and Marvel had to deal with last year was that of Chadwick Boseman. In his short life, he left an everlasting impact that inspired a generation of aspiring actors, especially from the black community, with his iconic role of T’Chala in Black Panther. One actor who especially realizes that legacy is his Black Panther co-star Michael B Jordan.
Chadwick Boseman’s death made Michael B Jordan cry unlike anything else in 2020
Recently while talking to Vanity Fair, the actor reflected on the immense legacy that Chadwick Boseman left behind. When the interviewer asked him what made him cry the hardest last year, Jordan said:
Losing Chadwick. Our relationship was a very personal one and had a lot of great moments — some that I couldn’t fully appreciate and fully understand until now. I wish I had more time to have our relationship evolve, and grow, and become closer and stronger. We got a concentrated dose of Chadwick.
Furthermore, Jordan talked about the massive impact of Boseman’s legacy, saying:
He did more in his 43 years of life than most people have done in a lifetime. And he was here for the time he was supposed to be here, and he had his impact, and his legacy. That was clear with the abundance of love that he has gotten from people all over the world. There are generations of kids coming up that look to him. It’s incredible. And losing him was… Yeah, man, it hurt. It hurt a lot.
Other than Boseman, Michael B Jordan also talked about the strength of the family that he left behind, especially his wife Taylor Simone Ledward. He described his family as “strong,” saying:
The people that he had around him are truly special people. To keep something like this quiet for so long — our town is nearly impossible to do something like that in. It speaks to the type of person he was, to work as hard as he did into his last moments. It’s truly incredible.