It’s been just over two years since Chadwick Boseman died, and now his widow, Simone Ledward Boseman, has given her first interview since her husband’s passing.
In a sit down with Good morning AmericaSimone got loud and personal about her time with Chadwick Boseman, saying, “I can’t believe I got to love this person and I got them to love me too.”
She also noted that the last months with her husband, whom she married privately not long before Chadwick Boseman’s death, came during the Covid pandemic, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. “Everyone was in their house and there was no pressure for anyone to go outside… It seemed like, is it a crazy coincidence that we’re actually going to be inside? We’re going to be here together with family. And everyone in the world is also experiencing this togetherness in the midst of this horrible, scary, unpredictable time. We kept our circle real — our circle was basically a dot.” In other words, the close bond between the family was especially close during the trying times of both the pandemic and Boseman’s cancer.
Chadwick Boseman was actually diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, the same year he first appeared as T’Challa aka Black Panther. Boseman died not too far into the pandemic in August 2020. His last film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottomearned him his only Academy Award nomination, a posthumous nod for Best Actor.
2022 has been a surprisingly big year for Chadwick Boseman. In addition to the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the fall, Boseman was named one as well Disney legend.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever coming to the cinema 11 November. It is last movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s phase four. Do you want to see Wakanda forever when it hits the big screen?