When he first donned that stunning black latex suit in 2016, little did Chadwick Boseman know that it was just a beginning to many bigger thing that awaited him . He never imagined that his life was going to change and his name was soon going to be etched down in the history of Marvel’s superhero universe. Chadwick enjoys the pleasure of having a Marvel movie to his name, something that many Hollywood actors dream to have, but very few achieve. So naturally, it was extremely interesting to interview a talent house who has climbed the success ladder all by himself.
Sitting in front of Chadwick Boseman and talking to him was a phenomenal experience. Within no time one simply ends up being in awe of him! He is effortless and an exceptional performer, not just because he is playing a Marvel superhero but also because he puts his heart and soul in everything he decides to take up. No amount of work is small or big for this guy, he just believes in giving it his best shot.
After getting an opportunity to observe and converse with him personally, I realised that he is not just a stellar actor, but is also an extraordinary human being. He knows he is popular but he also understands that it’s the love of his fans that has helped him earn that place. That is something that he truly values and nurtures. He also makes sure he is fulfilling the expectations that his fans have from him
While many celebrities chose to simply wave and smile as they walked past their eager fans, Chadwick made sure he was giving autographs, posing happily for pictures and smiling to all his fans out there. Obviously, his fans were rejoiced with his humbleness! It is a big deal for a big name like Chadwick to go all out and spend time with the people who give him so much love. It’s gestures like these that make you believe that an actor is meant to grow in his career.
Talking to him was a fun experience because he has the knack of making you feel comfortable and enjoy his company thoroughly. When we talked about him playing the ‘King of Wakanda’ in his forthcoming film ‘Black Panther’, the actor talked to MensXP about the response that has been coming his way. “I had a lot of different responses. I have also had people actually treating me like I was the king and opening doors for me and do certain things”.
From playing a small part in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, to getting his own stand-alone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, T’Challa’s character was artistically developed. There are so many different layers, emotions, and sides of the character that were meticulously layered. Divulging more details about the character, Chadwick said, “This particular journey of the character in this movie, we are meeting him after Civil Wars, so technically he is still mourning the death of his father. I think some of the anger and rage he gets comes from that death. It’s not that it went away, it’s now that he is more focused and he is more focused inside himself. He somewhere agrees that he allowed it to happen, so I think he is burdened that he has to take the throne, and at the same time, it is a celebration of what he has been raised to do.”
After watching the ‘Black Panther’, the stellar sequences of him performing those crazy stunts and doing those insane back flips boggled my mind. I couldn’t help but feel that this character in Black Panther’s life seemed to be from a Bollywood film. “You are seeing him in his glory at the beginning of the story and also being burdened by the past. You also see all these people who have started to affect him in different ways than that in the Civil War. Like you didn’t see his mother and sister, you didn’t see his love interest in that movie, so all those aspects bring out a very different part of his character,” Chadwick added.
Unlike other Marvel flicks , female characters play a very strong role in this superhero film and this role has not been limited to the movie. In fact, women have a strong hand in his real life as well. Sharing more about his life, Chadwick laughed heartily and said, “I am surrounded by strong women every day. Especially, my team, it’s made up of women. Be it travelling or on sets, my team has a larger group of women. My mom, my aunts who pray for me, I can go on and on about the strong women in my life. All I can say is I wouldn’t be here without them.” Chadwick signed off this interview by happily shouting “Wakanda Zindabad!” for all his Indian fans.
Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ is all set to hit the screens on 16th February 2018 and you should be very excited for it because trust us, it is totally worth the hype.