Denzel Washington commented about working with Chadwick Boseman on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom A Netflix’s show and retrospect how the actor’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward watched over him.
The Black Panther star died at age of 43 in August after a private four-year-long battle with colon cancer which was unknown to most, even his colleagues in Netflix films were unaware of his diagnosis. Only his wife Taylor Simone Ledward was aware of his situation.
“Credit to him, he kept it to himself, it was nobody’s business. He was there to deliver and he delivered, “ Denzel Washington, producer, and actor,65, told in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, Dec 13, “ Certain members of his team knew. His wife was there. They weren’t married yet.”
“ I used to watch how she took care of him and I actually said to him, I said, ‘ Man, you need to put a ring on that finger,” he said. “ Because she kept her eye on him she watched him. I’m like, man, she loves that guy. But I didn’t know what we know now.”
Denzel added, “ He did all he could with what he was given and he left it here for us to enjoy. Chad will live forever. Period.
Apart from his battle for cancer he also kept his personal life even his relationship secretive. He and Ledward met in 2015 and were seen a few celebrity events together over the years.
The couple reportedly got engaged in late 2019. In August Boseman’s death was announced by his family in a statement that noted that he “ died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
Chadwick Final Screen Role
“Ma” Raney the latest adaptation of Wilson’s work in which Washington serves as producer, with Chadwick Boseman plays a trumpet player alongside Viola Daivs. The movie is set to start streaming on Netflix on Dec 18. Unfortunately, the Chadwicks tragically prove to be his final screen role. Yet, like his predecessor, the theatrical origins of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom weigh heavy on this film, directed with a stagey air by Tony award-winner George C Wolfe.
“ I feel deeply, deeply blessed that I was part of his journey in working on this film,” George C. Wolfe said on CBS Sunday Morning about Boseman, “ I truly feel that way.”
CBS Correspondent Tracy Smith told him it sounded like Boseman “ gave until he could not give anymore,” to which Wolfe replied, “ And then he gave some more And then he gave some more.”