First impressions are not always correct. Such is the case with former co-star Chadwick Boseman Da Bloods. He now “regrets” his first impression of the Black panther star, saying he did not know Boseman was dealing with a deadly illness while filming.
It took one of Chadwick Boseman ‘s last films years to make
Peters wasn’t the only one who didn’t know about Boseman’s illness. Lee appeared in an interview with Variety he didn’t know, either.
“I didn’t know Chad was sick,” Lee said. “He didn’t look good, but it never occurred to me that he had cancer. He was very strong. I mean, we didn’t all get to Vietnam until the end of the movie at Ho Chi Minh City. But that other material, the jungle material, was burned in Thailand. It was 100 degrees per day. ”
He continued: “It was then the worst air pollution in the world. I understand why Chadwick didn’t tell me because he didn’t want me to take it lightly. If I had known, I wouldn’t have made him do the stuff. And I respect him for that. ”
The famous director says he was shocked by the news of Boseman’s death. This led to his return Da Bloods where it takes on a new meaning – in particular, a unique scene in which Norman Earl Holloway ‘s Boseman “Stormin'” character is struck in a kind of “heavenly white” light. Lee said he felt the magic about him while they shot at him.
“It was God’s heavenly light. We had no light. Delroy [Lindo] talking to the camera, talking about his conversation with God. We will go up, and we will come down and receive this heavenly light, ”he said.
“It is Chadwick who stands in that light. That was God up there. I don’t care what anyone says. That was the heavenly light of God, for that vision is not lit. That is natural light. And that was God shining a heavenly light on Chadwick. ”
Lee continued: “There is a line in the film where Clarke is [Peters] saying he is the best damn soldier ever. And Chadwick was – is – soldier. Here’s an idea: There’s a possibility that he thought this was his last film. And God brought another Ma Rainey black bottom. But now looking at that, he was playing it. Stormin ‘Norman says,’ If I have to go out, I’m going gangbusters. ‘ And that’s what he did. “