Lupita Nyong’o Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman on Instagram

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13:  Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o take part in SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Black Panther hosted by SiriusXM's Sway Calloway on February 13, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Lupita Nyong’o is remembering her pal and costar Chadwick Boseman on the anniversary of his dying. On Aug. 28, which marked one yr for the reason that Black Panther actor died from colon most cancers at age 43, Lupita posted a heartfelt tribute on social media. Alongside a photograph of the 2 sharing fun in a hallway whereas doing press for his or her Marvel movie in 2018, the actress captioned the put up, “I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do . . . One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me.”

Lupita and Chadwick performed onscreen love pursuits in Black Panther and developed an in depth friendship over time. At the time of Chadwick’s dying in 2020, Lupita recalled his “quiet, powerful presence” and the way he “showed up to every rehearsal and training and shoot day with his game face on,” creating an “ego-free environment” on set. The forged is presently filming the second Black Panther movie, titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which the celebrities and creators have already mentioned will honor Chadwick’s legacy. “It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentioned in June. “But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”

Just as Lupita mentioned in her tribute, Chadwick’s legacy lives on after his dying. Earlier this month, Marvel’s animated sequence What If…? included Boseman as T’Challa in one in every of his last performances. The finish credit for the episode additionally featured a particular tribute to the actor which learn, “Dedicated to our friend, our inspiration, and our hero Chadwick Boseman.” Most just lately, Chadwick’s spouse, Simone Boseman, gave an emotional efficiency of “I’ll Be Seeing You” as a part of Stand Up to Cancer‘s 2021 telecast. See Lupita’s tribute to the actor under.

Image Source: Getty / Cindy Ord