Actor Clarke Peters Gets Emotional, Regrets That He Thought Chadwick Boseman Was “Precious” While Filming ‘Da 5 Bloods’
The world was rocked by the sudden death of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman who died from of colon cancer on Aug. 28. The shock came especially due to the fact that the actor kept his illness a secret during the four years he had been diagnosed.
Co-stars and close friends of Chadwick Boseman have begun to speak out, but a new heart-wrenching interview featuring Chadwick Boseman’s co-star on Da 5 Bloods, veteran actor Clarke Peters, has started circulating online as he expressed his regrets following the star’s death.
In a recent episode of Good Morning Britain, Peters stated,
“My wife asked what Chadwick was like because I was really excited to work with him.”
He continued on,
“I said I think he’s a little bit precious because he’s surrounded by people who are fawning over him. He’s got a Chinese practitioner who is massaging his back when he walks off set, he’s got a makeup lady who is massaging his feet, his girlfriend is there holding his hand.. and I’m thinking maybe the ‘Black Panther’ thing went to his head.”
A visibly shaken and emotional Clarke Peters expressed,
“Now I regret even having those thoughts…”
Unbeknownst to Clarke Peters at the time, Chadwick Boseman had been fighting colon cancer during the entire production of the Spike Lee directed film. In fact, “nobody knew,” according to Spike Lee who responded to an Instagram post of a fan who questioned,
“How was it making this film with him? Did you know?”
Clarke Peters noted that the people who “fawned” over Boseman “were really looking after him,” as he became very emotional.
“We were in 104 degree weather running with equipment up to 40lbs on her backs. That young man…. I’m sorry…”
His honesty was felt from fans on social media and garnered support on Twitter.
Clarke Peters has since honored the memory of Chadwick Boseman, sharing several tweets including Boseman’s famous Denzel Washington speech about the iconic actor paying his tuition.
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