Since Chadwick Boseman’s passing from colon cancer last month, we have been bombarded with stories from those who knew him. Stories about his kindness and determination to live with purpose.
And now Hollywood star Sienna Miller is adding another beautiful memory to the ever-growing list.
In a new interview for Empire’s October issue, she discusses how Chadwick not only helped cast her in the 2019 film 21 Bridges, but also took a pay cut to ensure she would receive better pay.
“This was a pretty big-budget film and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to,” Sienna says.
“And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.’ And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid,” she continues.
“It was about the most astounding thing that I’ve experienced. That kind of thing just doesn’t happen,” Sienna explains.
“It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully.”
Lupita Nyong’o has also shared kind words about Chadwick on set, describing him as someone who inspired everyone to “be better, less petty, more purposeful.”
You Might Also Like: Michael B. Jordan Shares Message of Love For “Big Brother” Chadwick Boseman