Chadwick Boseman & Michael B. Jordan Played Same Role On All My Children

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Global Junket Press Conference

Friday night, the world was heartbroken by the news of Chadwick Boseman's passing.

He had privately been battling colon cancer for four years. 

Throughout his battle, Boseman continued work on films such as Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and several more.

One of his most iconic roles was from Marvel's 2018 film Black Panther. 

Although Michael B. Jordan played the enemy in the movie, they were really friends off the set. An

Not only that, but they also played the same character on the soap opera "All of My Children."

In 2003, Boseman landed the role to play troubled Reggie Porter on "All My Children." After a week of filming, he got fired for speaking up about his character. He didn't like the way that Reggie was stereotyped as a gang member. 

"I remember going home and thinking, 'Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?' And I couldn't just do it," he said during an interview. "I had to voice my opinions."

After Boseman got fired, Michael B. Jordan got hired for the role of Reggie Porter.

During an interview with The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan said,

"I was playing this role, not knowing that a lot of the things I was going through were because of what he already done for me. It's hard to speak in the moment about how things we do can affect other people. But this is a pure example, right here on the spot — we ain't never talked about this before a day in our lives — to understand how what people do now can directly affect what other people do in the future. And the work that we're doing on Black Panther is hopefully doing the same thing for the next group of actors that are coming up, just like our predecessors opened up doors and made things easier for us."

Read the full interview here.

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