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.
“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.’ ”