Spike Lee Says Heaven Was Bathing On Chadwick Bosemen In Sentimental Photo: On My Grandmother’s & Mother’s Graves There Wuz Some Deep Spirituality Happening
It’s been almost 5 months and Hollywood is still mourning the sudden death of actor Chadwick Boseman. Legendary director Spike Lee has spoken candidly about his time working with Chadwick and recently shared an image of the late actor while on set of the movie “Da 5 Bloods”. Spike Lee took to Instagram to reflect on an image of Chadwick and share a powerful moment from the set of the movie. Lee wrote,
“Dis Photograph By My Brother David Charles Lee-My Longtime Unit Photographer (Since My NYU Grad Film School Years) Took This Picture Of Our Beloved Brother CHADWICK BOSEMAN In This Christ Like Pose. This Took Place Before The Final Scene His Character STORMIN’ NORMAN Who Reappears As A Ghost To Forgive His Best Friend Paul (DelRoy Lindo) For Accidentally Killing Him In An Act Friendly Fire.”
“On My Grandmother’s And Mother’s Graves There Wuz Some Deep Spirituality Happening In This Scene. Everybody Felt It,In Front And Behind The Camera. The Heaven That Was Bathing Chadwick In The Light Was Not From On Of DP Tom Sigel’s Lights. The Wuz GOD Himself Who Lit Brother Chadwick. And Dat’s Da God’s Lamp Truth,Ruth. God Bless Our Brother.”
Spike Lee reflects on this image taken of Chadwick Bozeman while filming “Da 5 Bloods” ?? pic.twitter.com/zJfkm9KoZO
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“Da 5 Bloods” tells the story of four black war veterans who returned to Vietnam to look for their fallen squad leader and the gold he helped them hide. It was released on Netflix on June 12, 2020, and is one of Chadwick Boseman’s last roles movies before he died over the summer.
“I didn’t know Chad was sick. He did not look well, but my mind never took that he had cancer. It was a very strenuous shoot. I mean, we all didn’t get to Vietnam until the end of the movie at Ho Chi Minh City. But that other stuff, the jungle stuff, was shot in Thailand. It was 100 degrees every day. It was also at that time the worst air pollution in the world.”
Spike expressed that he respects Chadwick Boseman for not revealing to him that he had cancer, and that if he had known, he would have taken it easier on him,
“I understand why Chadwick didn’t tell me because he didn’t want me to take it easy. If I had known, I wouldn’t have made him do the stuff. And I respect him for that.”
After a secret four year battle with colon cancer, Chadwick Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles on August 28th, 2020 with his wife and family by his side.
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