Chadwick Boseman‘s success with the movie ‘Black Panther’ made his 2018 one for the books.
Only right then, as anticipation surrounding its sequel intensifies, that he reflect on the picture, his role within it and how its glory fits into his life’s puzzle.
He did all of this during a brand new episode of ‘Actors on Actors’ during a conversation with Viggo Mortensen who appears in ‘Green Book.’
‘Green’ is widely panned by critics who say it offers an inaccurate look into the life of its subject Don Shirley, a jazz pianist who was forced to arm himself with a white driver/guard as he toured the violent south.
His family says the movie glossed over the realities of the story.
Don Shirley never considered Tony to be his ‘friend’; he was an employee, his chauffeur (who resented wearing a uniform and cap). This is why context and nuance are so important. The fact that a successful, well-to-do Black artist would employ domestics that did NOT look like him, should not be lost in translation.