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Lupita Nyong'o Shares What She'll Miss Most About Her 'Black Panther' Co-star Chadwick Boseman

Lupita Nyong’o reflecting on her late co-star Chadwick Boseman.

The 38-year-old actress spoke with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday (April 6) and shared it is “still so hard for me to come to terms with his passing.”

She added that it was Chadwick‘s “leadership” that she would miss most while filming future installments of the franchise.

“He led the movie with such compassion and just presence. When Chadwick came on set he was present, and he brought his entire being to that movie. He was just so humble as well,” Lupita said. “That leadership will be missed. And he was my friend, so it’s hard to think of him in the past tense.”

She continued, “I do know for certain that he would want us to do this. I feel that what [director] Ryan Coogler has planned very much honors him and his legacy. So I feel good about going back.”

Chadwick died of colon cancer in August 2020 after a private health battle. Ryan Coogler later confirmed that he would not be recast in the upcoming movie Black Panther 2.

Lupita also opened up about Chadwick‘s passing in an interview on Good Morning America.

Chadwick Boseman's Wife Simone Quotes the Late Actor While Accepting His SAG Awards 2021 Win - Watch Now

Chadwick Boseman is once again a winner!

The late actor won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards, which aired on Sunday night (April 4) with a pre-taped and virtual show.

Accepting the award on Chadwick‘s behalf was his wife Simone Ledward Boseman.

In her speech, Simone thanked Chadwick‘s parents Leroy and Carolyn, his co-star Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, and playwright August Wilson.

She also shared a moving quote from the late actor.

“If you see the world unbalanced, be a crusader that pushes heavily on the seesaw of the mind. That’s a quote by Chadwick Boseman,” Simone said.

This is the fourth posthumous award Chadwick has won for his final movie performance. He’s already won a Golden Globe, NAACP Award, the Gotham Award and the Critics’ Choice Award.

He is also nominated of Best Actor at the upcoming 2021 Oscars.

You can check out all the winners at the 2021 SAG Awards here.

FYI: Simone Ledward Boseman is wearing a Christopher John Rogers dress.

Chadwick Boseman's Wife Gives Emotional Acceptance Speech for His Critics Choice Win

Chadwick Boseman has won another posthumous award!

The late actor picked up the award for Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards, which took place virtually on Sunday (March 7).

Chadwick‘s widow Simone Ledward Boseman accepted the award on his behalf.

She said, “Wow. It has to be said aloud that for those of us who know Chad intimately, personally, professionally, those he taught, those he gave a word of advice, those who taught him — it is so hard to find a celebratory feeling in these moments. As proud as we are of him, yes for his work, but even more just for who he is as a person.”

“But his work deserves this,” she continued. “His work in this film deserves this. He deserves this, and so he would always thank God first and foremost in everything. He would always honor his mother and his father. He would always acknowledge those who came before him, those who charted the path, those who gave him their gifts.”

Simone continued, “He may say something about the importance of this story. About the importance of Black voices telling Black stories. He may take this moment to give honor to August Wilson, one of the greatest playwrights of our time. And, as I recently read, societies grow great when all men plant trees in their shade. They know they may never sit, and our society may be a far cry from great, but I know that the seeds you planted will grow into forests. And one day we too will be tall enough to reach the heavens. Thank you, Critics’ Choice and thank you, Chad.”

Also nominated in the category were The Way Back‘s Ben Affleck, Sound of Metal‘s Riz Ahmed, News of the World‘s Tom Hanks, The Father‘s Anthony Hopkins, Da 5 BloodsDelroy Lindo, Mank‘s Gary Oldman, and Minari‘s Steven Yeun.

Chadwick also won the award at the Golden Globes last week!

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Lupita Nyong'o Talks About Filming 'Black Panther 2' Without Chadwick Boseman

Lupita Nyong’o is opening up about the future of Black Panther without the late Chadwick Boseman as part of the cast.

“It’s gonna be different, of course, without our king to go back into that world,” the 38-year-old actress shared in a virtual interview on Good Morning America this week.

However, she’s hopeful as director Ryan Coogler has some exciting things planned for the sequel.

“I know that all of us are dedicated to carrying on his legacy in this new Black Panther,” she added. “Ryan Coogler has some really, really exciting ideas that I look forward to bringing to life with the rest of the family.”

Earlier this year, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Chadwick‘s role of T’Challa would not be recast and the film would actually focus on the world of Wakanda instead.

“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story,” he shared.

See what else he revealed about the upcoming movie here…

Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous Golden Globe, Wife Simone Ledward Gives Emotional Acceptance Speech on His Behalf

Chadwick Boseman has been awarded a posthumous Golden Globe award for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The late actor was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama and his outstanding work earned him the nomination. His wife, Simone Ledward, gave an extremely emotional speech in his honor.

“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,” she said. “He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells us you can that tells you to keep going that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history.”

Watch the emotional speech embedded below.

If you don’t know, Chadwick passed in late August of 2020 after secretly battling cancer.

Our continued thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

Michael B Jordan Honors Late Chadwick Boseman After Making History with SAG Awards Nominations

Michael B. Jordan is remembering his late friend Chadwick Boseman.

The 33-year-old Creed actor took to Instagram on Friday (February 5) to pay tribute to his late Black Panther co-star after he made history with all of his nominations at the 2021 SAG Awards.

Chadwick made history becoming the first actor to be nominated for four SAG Awards in a single year. He was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Best Supporting Actor for his role in Da 5 Bloods, and was nominated twice in the Outstanding Ensemble category for both films.

“4. Still setting the bar higher. Miss you big homie. 🙌🏾🙏🏾💐” Michael wrote on Instagram along with screenshots of Chadwick in both films.

The 2021 SAG Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET. You can check out the full list of nominations here.

Chadwick Boseman Makes Awards Show History - Find Out Why

Chadwick Boseman‘s legacy lives on.

The actor, who sadly died due to cancer at the age of 43 last year, earned several nominations following the announcement of the 2021 SAG Awards nominees on Thursday (February 4).

In fact, Chadwick is making awards show history with the number of nominations he received.

Chadwick Boseman made awards history today, becoming the first actor nominated for 4 SAG Film Awards in a single year — recognized for Best Actor (MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM), Best Supporting Actor (DA 5 BLOODS), and twice in the Outstanding Ensemble category for both films,” Netflix confirmed in a statement.

The late star also received his first Golden Globe nomination. Find out more.