letitia wright is finally ready to open up about one of the most difficult moments of her life – when she first learned Chadwick BosemanDeath of
The 29-year-old revealed in a Q&A after Screen Actors Guild Awards screening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,
“I went to my email and someone’s saying, ‘My condolences,’ and I’m like, ‘My condolences? Why? I just talked to you last night about a script, why would you send me that email? Are you? And coming out of my email to see my team, at that point my rep says, ‘Do you want to write something about Chad?’ And I got out of that email.
We cannot even imagine the shock he must have felt. Chadwick kept his cancer battle so secret, his passing came as a surprise to all of us. After all, he seemed like one of the fittest, most energetic men on the planet, a real-life superhero, then he was just…gone.
And for Letitia suddenly losing her onscreen brother… she continued:
“I went to my phone and looked at all these calls, and I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to pull this off — this is how I’m going to pull it off: I’m going to call Chad, and he Going to answer the phone. So I kept calling.
He tried calling her? OMG, this is heartbreaking… it was the other thing black Panther The co-star who finally made her face-off a reality…
“And then I saw daniel kaluya, and Daniel Kaluuya doesn’t call anybody, he’s busy – I’m like ‘Why is this brother calling me?’ And I called him up and I said, ‘Yeah, so you have five seconds to tell me it’s not real,’ and he was very quiet, and I said, ‘You… you’re playing.’ And he fumbled me for my other phone. He heard this call, this phone was ringing, he said ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m calling Chad.’ And he said, ‘Tish, family…’ And that’s when I lost it.
What a sad situation. Watch his full recollection (below):
letitia also spoke entertainment tonight Friday, where she explained her motivation to carry on Black Panther’s legacy through her grief:
“If it were up to me, I’d run away and roll into a rock and mourn myself there. But it’s got to go somewhere. You need to put it somewhere. And I think the script and Ryan and why — why on Going back, like what do you have to do to deal with yourself in this space, but to apply it to this project and to honor your brother. And it’s exactly the same.
“I promised myself that I would respect God and I would respect Chad because I have a talent and I have to use it. This character is a blessing. I have the role of Shuri because of Chad. He Saying, ‘Yo, that’s my sister, stop auditioning people.'”
wakanda forever is now playing in theaters everywhere, but we probably don’t need to tell you — the movie already took its biggest November box office opening of all time with $180 million. What do you think of Letitia’s story, Perezius readers? Tell us in the comments below. Rest in peace, Chadwick.
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