Lupita Nyong'o shares touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman on second anniversary of his passing

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By Asiya Ali

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Lupita Nyong’o has shared a heartwarming tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the second anniversary of his death.

The Black Panther actor died two years ago, on August 28, 2020, at the age of only 43 after a lengthy private battle with colon cancer.

Boseman's co-star, Nyong’o posted a video on her Instagram account on Sunday (August 28) showing the actor meeting fans during their promotional tour for the hit Marvel film.

In the video, a crowd of fans surrounded the oscar-nominated star at a movie theater, with Nyong'o's captioning the post with: "Kept it real, kept it kind."

Watch the video below:

"Chadwick, what are you doing?" the 39-year-old actress asked in the clip. "I’m signing tickets," Boseman replied. "I signed somebody’s shoes over there…" he added, saying he signed "a pair of Jordans" which he found amusing because he didn't play basketball

"Why do you think they asked you?" Nyong’o queries from behind the camera to which the 21 Bridges actor responded: "I don’t know! I have no idea."

After posting the video to her 9.4 million followers on the social media platform, Boseman's co-stars commented to share their tributes to the beloved actor.

Winston Duke, who also starred as M'Baku in the Black Panther films, commented under the touching tribute, writing: "Incredibly generous man…always sharing and helping and giving and loving… ugh… my heart … Ure missed beyond any words my brother… love love! Thanks Lupita for posting our treasure… man oh man!!

Letitia Wright - who played Shuri, the sister of Boseman's character in the Marvel films - also commented with three heart emojis.

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In July, Marvel debuted the first teaser trailer of the next installment in the Black Panther story titled Wakanda Forever which will be released in theatres in November.

The highly anticipated sequel shows Nyong'o's character Nakia as the first onscreen - followed by appearances from Wright as Shuri in an all-white outfit and, later, in tearful scenes on the beach.

A synopsis of the movie states that the characters "must fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers" after King T'Challa's death.

The 12 Years A Slave actress spoke with The Hollywood Reporter at San Diego Comic-Con after unveiling the trailer and opened up about the filming process after Boseman's death.

"It’s been a doozy of a few years for everybody," Nyong’o told the outlet. "For us as a cast, having lost our king, Chadwick Boseman, that was a lot to process, and in many ways, we’re still processing it."

However, despite challenges, the 365 actress said that she was proud that they were able to make the film, calling the act, "a powerful statement unto itself".

"It was very therapeutic," she said. "It restored a sense of hope for me in making it, and I think we've expanded the world of Wakanda in ways that will blow people's minds - not just Wakanda, but the Black Panther world. It's going to blow people's minds, and I just cannot wait until it's not a secret anymore."

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Lupita Nyong'o shares touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman on second anniversary of his passing

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Lupita Nyong’o has shared a heartwarming tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the second anniversary of his death.

The Black Panther actor died two years ago, on August 28, 2020, at the age of only 43 after a lengthy private battle with colon cancer.

Boseman's co-star, Nyong’o posted a video on her Instagram account on Sunday (August 28) showing the actor meeting fans during their promotional tour for the hit Marvel film.

In the video, a crowd of fans surrounded the oscar-nominated star at a movie theater, with Nyong'o's captioning the post with: "Kept it real, kept it kind."

Watch the video below:

"Chadwick, what are you doing?" the 39-year-old actress asked in the clip. "I’m signing tickets," Boseman replied. "I signed somebody’s shoes over there…" he added, saying he signed "a pair of Jordans" which he found amusing because he didn't play basketball

"Why do you think they asked you?" Nyong’o queries from behind the camera to which the 21 Bridges actor responded: "I don’t know! I have no idea."

After posting the video to her 9.4 million followers on the social media platform, Boseman's co-stars commented to share their tributes to the beloved actor.

Winston Duke, who also starred as M'Baku in the Black Panther films, commented under the touching tribute, writing: "Incredibly generous man…always sharing and helping and giving and loving… ugh… my heart … Ure missed beyond any words my brother… love love! Thanks Lupita for posting our treasure… man oh man!!

Letitia Wright - who played Shuri, the sister of Boseman's character in the Marvel films - also commented with three heart emojis.

wp-image-1263166996 size-full
Credit: Instagram
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Credit: Instagram

In July, Marvel debuted the first teaser trailer of the next installment in the Black Panther story titled Wakanda Forever which will be released in theatres in November.

The highly anticipated sequel shows Nyong'o's character Nakia as the first onscreen - followed by appearances from Wright as Shuri in an all-white outfit and, later, in tearful scenes on the beach.

A synopsis of the movie states that the characters "must fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers" after King T'Challa's death.

The 12 Years A Slave actress spoke with The Hollywood Reporter at San Diego Comic-Con after unveiling the trailer and opened up about the filming process after Boseman's death.

"It’s been a doozy of a few years for everybody," Nyong’o told the outlet. "For us as a cast, having lost our king, Chadwick Boseman, that was a lot to process, and in many ways, we’re still processing it."

However, despite challenges, the 365 actress said that she was proud that they were able to make the film, calling the act, "a powerful statement unto itself".

"It was very therapeutic," she said. "It restored a sense of hope for me in making it, and I think we've expanded the world of Wakanda in ways that will blow people's minds - not just Wakanda, but the Black Panther world. It's going to blow people's minds, and I just cannot wait until it's not a secret anymore."

Featured image credit: Abaca Press / Alamy