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Chadwick Boseman focused potential film with Tessa Thompson on slave roles

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The actor has reportedly said he does not want to perpetuate these stereotypes.

Days after the world heard news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing, his longtime agent Michael Greene sat down to share memories of the late actor. Over the past four years, Boseman has privately battled stage IV colon cancer while also taking roles in more than half a dozen acclaimed films. Reports say he went on to complete a sequel to Black Panther but his illness has grown too great.

Greene a dit The Hollywood Reporter that Chadwick Boseman was particular about the roles he wanted to approach and often turned down opportunities for roles that did not meet the actor’s standards. “We never made really dark movies or movies that were just people filming everyone and perpetuating darkness,” Greene said. He gave a role example for a film which was offered to both Boseman and I think actress Tessa Thompson.

“’Oh, here’s your next script, and your mom is crazy and your dad is gone.’ And he said, “I’m not playing these pictures,” and he went to the writer’s room, and they fired him. I remember him and Tessa was offered a movie, it was about two slaves, and he was like, “I don’t want to perpetuate slavery. ‘It was like, “We’re not going to keep perpetuating stereotypes.” “Even with parts that go by, Boseman was able to make an impact on the culture during his brief career. We really miss him.

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