Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:49 AM
Deeply sad and tragic. Not only a superb performer but a true gentleman with a big heart.
When Ryan Coogler got the assignment to direct "Black Panther," he watched "Captain America: Civil War," to more familiarize himself with Chadwick and the Black Panther character.
Coogler relayed this wonderful anecdote about "Civil War." Evidently Chadwick Boseman and John Kani, felt it was ridiculous than T'Challa and his father T'Chaka would converse between themselves in English. So Kani, whose first lanaguage was Xhosa, translated all the previously English dialog for their scenes into Xhosa and taught Boseman, who already had a fairly good faux Xhosa accent from his previous film "Message From A King," how to correctly and grammatically pronounce all the Xhosa dialog. Coogler was deeply impressed that Boseman took the time and effort to do that, and it cemented Coogler's strong respect for Boseman and his eagerness to work with him.