Angela Bassett Remembers the 1 Time She Met Chadwick Boseman Before ‘Black Panther’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Bassett of Marvel Studios

With Chadwick Boseman passing of colon most cancers, lots of his Marvel co-stars shared their tributes for the actor. That contains Angela Bassett, the actor behind Queen Ramonda in Black Panther, who advised followers of the time she met Boseman at his alma mater, Howard University.

Once information broke of Chadwick Boseman’s dying, Angela Bassett shared photos from Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Angela Bassett, previously of American Horror Story, Strange Days, and Contact, took her skills to 1 Marvel film. She appeared alongside Chadwick Boseman, the actor who portrayed King T’Challa, the Black Panther of Wakanda.

Following the information of Chadwick Boseman’s dying, Angela Bassett posted a photograph of herself and the actor on the set of Marvel’s Black Panther.

A second post from the actress talked about one second she shared with him previous to their time filming Black Panther. This was at Boseman’s alma mater, Howard University.

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“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…”thou aren’t not useless however flown afar…”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, candy prince.” #WakandaForever

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Angela Bassett shared that she met Chadwick Boseman earlier than they starred in Marvel’s film

As his on-screen mom for Black Panther, Bassett took to Instagram, sharing her admiration for the actor. Her tribute, named him as a “beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother.”

“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be related, for us to be household. But what many don’t know is our story started lengthy earlier than his historic flip as Black Panther. During the premiere social gathering for Black Panther, Chadwick jogged my memory of one thing,” Angela Bassett wrote.

“He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day,” her post continues. “And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son.”

Angela Bassett shared that she is honored to have a “full-circle experience” with this actor. However, she wouldn’t be the one Marvel actor to honor Boseman. Since then, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Evans shared their tribute to the King of Wakanda.

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Actors Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Bassett of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther'
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Bassett of Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Chadwick Boseman died of colon most cancers on Aug. 28

The beloved star of Marvel’s Black Panther died on Friday, Aug. 28, after a 4 yr battle with colon most cancers, a post on social media confirmed. He was 43.

The actor portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42 and Stormin in Da 5 Bloods, amongst different roles. He’s greatest identified for portraying the title character in Marvel’s Academy Award-winning movie Black Panther. For the superhero flick, Boseman acted alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, and Michael B. Jordan.

Fans can see Chadwick Boseman in motion pictures like Avengers: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Black Panther, all of which can be found for streaming on Disney+.

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