Chadwick Boseman was a guest on tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel live and he kicked off ‘Wakanda Week’ on the show. Fans of the upcoming blockbuster smash, Black Panther, will get some insight into the characters and the film by those who know it best, the actors and actresses themselves.
Kimmel’s show was the first stop on a busy but exciting evening for Boseman. The world premiere of Black Panther took place in Los Angeles and the stars were out looking fierce. Boseman wore all black as he sat down for his chat and Kimmel said it was fitting for the big night.
He was running off of excitement as the pair spoke, but he was nervous in the same breath. This would be the first night he gets to see the film in a room full of other people. We have no doubt they’ll love it, but introducing a character as big as T’Challa to the screen for his first time in a solo movie has to be a bit nerve-wracking. Even if he does play the character indescribably well.
Chadwick talked about his massive family and how not everyone got the premiere night invite, but that’s okay because they’d see it. Maybe just, not in a theater full of Marvel’s finest. However, that’s how Chadwick would want it to be.
When asked if he gets seen at the movies, he laughed and said ‘not if I don’t want to’. So for those of you who may have taken a second guess at someone leaving the theater who looked like him, well, you may have been right.
They moved on to the incredible suit built in Wakanda and all the power that stems from it. Kimmel said he wanted the suit but he feared it wouldn’t quite look the same on him. Boseman tried to make him feel better, saying the suit was made tailored to fit whoever wears it. Kimmel just didn’t think it would have the same effect coming from himself.
Before he left to continue his promo night, Kimmel brought up Boseman’s recent award. What award, you might be wondering? Well, Chadwick Boseman was named the most popular US actor in China. He was totally humbled by the experience but he admitted he had no idea what was going on with the massive language barrier. Also, he’s still not sure what film got him that award, but no doubt he was accepting it.
We think it’s well deserved.
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th. The wait is almost over.
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