WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The late Chadwick Boseman starred with Sienna Miller in the budget film 21 Bridges, which Boseman also produced.
- According to Miller, Boseman cut his salary for her to be compensated the right way.
- Miller said she is revealing Boseman’s selfless gesture as a testament to the man Boseman was.
It was only after Chadwick Boseman’s death from a four-year battle with colon cancer last August that the world is getting to know that he was not just a hero onscreen but a real-life hero to a lot of people. His good deeds were done in silence as was his battle with his illness.
According to his trainer, Addison Henderson, “Chad had so much wisdom, so much knowledge, so much inside of him that he wasn’t going to let this disease stop him from telling these amazing stories and showing his art in the prime of his life.”
In a tribute, Michael B. Jordan, his “Black Panther” co-star, said, “You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not … I’ve been watching, learning, and constantly motivated by your greatness.”
And now, Sienna Miller, his “21 Bridges” co-star, shared Boseman’s selfless gesture of cutting down his pay to give her salary a boost. Boseman also produced the movie.
Miller said, “This was a pretty big budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to. And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.’”
“Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for,” Miller added. “He said that that was what I deserved to be paid. He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.’”
The actress remarked, “That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully.”
The act was done privately with “no showiness” and Miller considers Boseman’s gesture as the “most astounding thing that I’ve experienced” in the entertainment industry.
Source: Page Six