Lupita N’yong has finally broken her silence on the painful death of Chadwick Boseman.
The Black Panther actress on Tuesday paid a powerful tribute to the late actor who died on Aug 28 of colon cancer which has gone viral.
Nyong’o, who played King T’Challa’s love interest Nakia in admitted that although she didn’t know Boseman for long, he greatly influenced her life.
“I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning,” the Marvel actress wrote.
“I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess a immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be – here! … that seem ageless…. Chadwick was one of those people.”
“Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time. I didn’t know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence,” she wrote.
“He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease.”
Nyong’o remembered Boseman’s time on the set of “Black Panther,” noting that his presence alone created an “ego-free environment.
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