"I'm sure this sentiment will be echo'd, and deservedly so. I feel inclined to say my heart aches with this news. Boseman was one of the g'ones. Obviously incredibly talented, had an old school/old soul approach to the work. I simply signed onto the film bc i admired his work...but getting to know him throughout the shoot off screen is where he truly shined. He was gracious and genuine. Truly listened. Cared. And not a false bone in his body. He would constantly check in and see if there was anything he could do throughout the shoot to facilitate, all without motive. Just there to help.
I remember walking off set after the first day and we chatted and I started to joke about how I didn't have the accent where I wanted it yet...he just listened. The next day we had our dialect coach waiting for us. They say there's just certain people that have that inexplicable charisma... the intangibles..he had those in spades.
Our last few moments we joked n said we gotta do something together.. maybe more than 1 scene :) I told him I'd love nothin' more and I'll hold him to it.
I look back and I'm grateful for the time we had. The laughs, chatting about the work, how I'd rib him to 'go get some rest... something tells me you'll be busy for a long time:)'
He just flashed that ridiculous smile and with only his grace, just nodded.
He truly was one of the good ones.
He's passed way too soon, he's left such an indeliable mark in such a short time.
Truly wont be forgotten."