Chadwick Boseman raised Sienna Miller’s ’21 Bridges’ salary from his own pay


In a new interview with Empire, Miller said she is sharing the story publicly for the first time because “it’s a testament to who he is. Boseman fought a private battle with colon cancer for four years before his death in August.

Boseman, who also produced “21 Bridges,” liked Miller’s work and wanted her for the role of Detective Frankie Burns, she told the publication.

“He produced ’21 decks’, and had been very active in trying to get me to do it,” Miller said, adding, “He was a fan of my work, which was exciting because it was mine to him, So he approached me to do it, he offered me this movie, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore. I had worked non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him. ”

Boseman fought for Miller.

“It was a big budget movie, and I know everyone understands the pay gap in Hollywood, but I asked for a number the studio wouldn’t come up with. And because I was reluctant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, “I will if I get paid the right way. And Chadwick ended up donating part of his salary to get me back to the number I asked for. He said that was what I deserved to be paid for. “She called his gesture “amazing”.

“That sort of thing just doesn’t happen. He said, ‘You are paid what you deserve and what you are worth.’ It is simply unfathomable to imagine another man in this city behaving so graciously or with respect. As a result of that I told this story to other male actor friends and they are all very, very quiet and coming home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while. But there was no clairvoyance, it was, ‘Sure, I’m going to get you to that number, because that’s what you should be paid for.’ ”


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