- Chadwick Boseman gave away part of his 21 Bridges salary to his co-star in the movie, Sienna Miller
- Sienna recently revealed that the late Chadwick played an instrumental role in casting her for the character of Detective Frankie Burns on 21 Bridges
- Chadwick donated part of his salary so that Sienna could get to the fee she had asked for
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Chadwick Boseman was not just a good actor but he also had a good heart. The late Black Panther star cared for the wellbeing of his peers in the acting industry.
Actress Sienna Miller recently revealed that Chadwick, who passed away in August after a four-year battle with colon cancer, gave away part of his pay to boost her salary.
Sienna starred along Chadwick in 2019's cop thriller 21 Bridges. She played the role of Detective Frankie Burns. The American-British actress expressed that Chadwick played a huge role in casting her for her role. Chadwick was the producer of the film.
In an interview with Empire, Sienna explained that she didn't want to work at the time Chadwick approached her to do the film.
"So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn't want to work any more. I'd been working non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him."
She said that Chadwick intervened when the "pretty big-budget film" refused to give her the salary she had asked for. He donated part of his paycheque to top her salary.
"And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, 'I’ll do it if I'm compensated in the right way.' And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid."
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Tweeps have shared mixed reactions to Chadwick's generosity towards Sienna. Check out some of the comments below:
"I find it ironic that her white privilege didn't add to her pay? Seems Hollywood doesn't follow that line as put out by all rioters/protesters. Interesting."
"That’s great and all but he never should have had to, in the first place. #EqualPay for equal work."
"Why do so many good people want to keep what they do hidden? We needed to know this while @chadwickboseman was here for us to love him even more!"
"I love this. She recognised that her time was more valuable at home, and if they really wanted her to work, she would need to be compensated appropriately. How amazing for him to make that happen because he saw her talent. Well done."
"He was and shall always remain a class act. At the same time, shame on the producers and executives of 21 Bridges, you folks should've at least, after he did that made both of them whole at his pay level. Also I wonder if you extended equal pay to other non-male staff."
"That was pretty gallant and generous of him. His humanity was boundless."
"Chadwick was a producer on the film and he adjusted Sienna’s salary as deemed appropriate."
"We have to start giving people their flowers while they’re still here."
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The Fast & Furious actor has proven that he is not only good at acting and directing movies. His announcement surprised many tweeps who had no idea he could also sing. The star's fans flooded his comment section with mixed reactions following his post.
Diesel also shared a link to his new song when he made the announcement on Twitter on Friday, 25 September. The joint can be streamed on music streaming platform, Spotify. Diesel posted: "Hope you... FEEL LIKE I DO... All love, always."