Sienna Miller has shared a selfless gesture her late “21 Bridges” co-star, Chadwick Boseman salary. He did for her because it’s a “testament to who he was.”
“This was a pretty big-budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to,” she told Empire magazine. “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.’”
Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller
Miller, 38, continued, “Chadwick ended up donating a number of his salary to urge me to the amount that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.”
The actress said it had been the “most astounding thing that I’ve experienced” within the show business. Boseman was also a producer for the 2019 film.
“That quite a thing just doesn’t happen,” she added. “He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth. It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man therein town behaving that graciously or respectfully.”
Miller said Boseman did the type act privately and there was “no showiness.”
Boseman died in August at age 43 after a four-year battle with cancer.
Following his death, many friends praised the actor for keeping his illness out of the spotlight and continuing to figure hard.
His trainer, Addison Henderson, said, “Chad had such a lot wisdom, such a lot knowledge, such a lot inside him that he wasn’t getting to let this disease stop him from telling these amazing stories and showing his art within the prime of his life.”
Boseman’s “Black Panther” co-star, Michael B. Jordan, said during a tribute, “You showed me the way to be better, honor purpose, and make a legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not … I’ve been watching, learning, and constantly motivated by your greatness.”