Chadwick Boseman Gave Some Of His ’21 Bridges’ Salary To Co-Star To Sienna Miller: He Said That’s What I Deserved To Be Paid
The stories about Chadwick Boseman continue as celebrities still mourn his passing.
His 21 Bridges co-star Sienna Miller is saluting the award-winning actor for his generosity and selflessness as they prepared for the film, which was released on Nov. 19, 2019.
Sienna Miller said in an interview with Empire that Chadwick Boseman asked her about being a part of the film.
“He was a fan of my work, which was thrilling, because it was reciprocated from me to him, tenfold. So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore. I’d been working non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him.”
When it came to signing on to the film, she requested more money but the studio refused. That’s when Chadwick Boseman, who also produced the movie, stepped in. She continued:
“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 added that this was the first time she’s spoken publicly about it.
“It was about the most astounding thing that I’ve experienced. That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.’ It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully. In the aftermath of this, I’ve told other male actor friends of mine that story and they all go very very quiet and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while. But there was no showiness, it was, ‘Of course I’ll get you to that number because that’s what you should be paid.’”
Chadwick Boseman passed away on Aug. 28 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
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