Chadwick was not planning to be an actor as he completed his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Directing from the Howard University. He just took some of the acting classes to know and work better with the actors. Let’s see trivia and five amazing facts about Chadwick.
Chadwick Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina on November 29, 1977. Boseman graduated his high school from T.L. Hanna High School in 1995. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Directing, he wanted to write and direct thus started studying acting to relate to actors.
During an interview with Mr. Porter, Chadwick said that he comes from a large family. He told that his grandmother is no more and has 115 grandkids as well great-grandkids. Imagine yourself!
Youtube: Chadwick Boseman Has a Huge Family
Chadwick has dozens of siblings, and he is also a part of these 115 grandkids and great grandkids. And it’s a huge number. Don’t you think so? Well, can you imagine yourself to be a grandmother with 115 grandkids and great grandkids?
Youtube: Five facts you need to know about Chadwick Boseman- Marvel’s new superhero Black Panther
Well, HBCU literally means Historically Black College which is also called Howard University. It is one of the most recognizable colleges. Boseman completed his graduation with Bachler’s degree in Directing from the University but decided to change goal after taking a course with an esteemed actress- Phylicia Rashad. And he decided to be an actor.
Well if you noticed then throughout the history of Hollywood, biopics about the most important figures became a major way of bringing the American stories to life. And this actor, Chadwick has played Jackie Robinson and James Brown for the black historical icons.
Video: Get On Up clip
Boseman was done with biopic because he doesn’t want to do another one. Although he got the role as Jackie Robinson and James Brown but for now at least, he has done enough of bio-pics.
Just because of Chadwick’s history of tremendous roles and biopics, he even didn’t have to audition for the Marvel’s new superhero Black Panther. Just like many of his Marvel counterparts, Scarlett Johanson, Chris Hemsworth, etc., he also didn’t have to audition to play Black Panther.
Youtube: Chadwick Boseman- Didn’t audition for Black Panther
The role was given to him. As the President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige had seen Chadwick in the James Browbiopicic Get On Up and thought that he fully deserved the role. Kevin said:
“I think it was 24 hours between saying his name in a creative story meeting and talking to his agent and getting on a phone with him and offering him the role of Black Panther, which he accepted. He was in Zurich on a press tour for ‘Get On Up,’ which makes the story even more far-flung and global and James Bond-like.”
The role of Jackie Robinson for Chadwick made him stay in the headline. When he was offered the role of Jackie Robinson, he did not gain any experience with baseball, so he had to spend five months in tanning.
Although today’s athletes are somehow different, it was 1947. So his training was geared for making him look like a great player, playing 1947 baseball in general. And after five months he was able to copy Jackie’s batting stance.
Today as a bonus pack, we have brought one extra fact for you:
If you noticed, then there is less information about Chadwick. And that’s because he wants to keep his life as private as possible. In an interview with American Way, he said that whenever an actor talks about their private things, they become a different type of celebrity.
He added, "Your personal life bleeds into your professional life. I’m an actor, and you know me from who I play. You get a sense of who I am, but you don’t know everything.”
We hope to hear more about Chadwick Boseman.