Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist is an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s incomparable artistry, and the acting process which informed his transformative performances.
Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, George C. Wolfe, Branford Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad and more take us behind the scenes to explore Boseman’s extraordinary commitment to his craft.
The trailer shows other actors and colleagues talking about their experiences with Chadwick, and his work.
Actress, Viola Davis, who stars with Chadwick in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom says;
“You know you have to step up when you’re in his presence. He’s looking at your work and he’s, like, really hyper-focused on the craft, on the process. That’s Chad.”
The trailer also shows Chadwick talking about some of his roles, including his Academy Award-nominated role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He says;
“You walk out there with this feeling of, I actually kind of know what this guy was going through, and so I can carry that into this moment and use that, because it’s real to me right now.”
Chadwick Boseman was an Oscar-nominated actor best known for his roles in 42, Black Panther and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He passed away in 2020 following a private battle with colon cancer.