Chadwick Boseman for The New York Times

Happy new year! And what better way to start 2019 than with a brand new interview and photoshoot with Mr. Boseman? He’s currently in the pages of The New York Times, talking about his work and the last year and what that means to him. It’s a great read, so be sure to head over to their website to see the interview in full. I’ve also added the outtakes to our photo gallery.

Don’t forget to check back later this weekend for coverage from the Golden Globe Awards, where Chadwick will appear as a presenter. Stay tuned!

For the role of T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther, that meant conceiving of a childhood squeezed by the weight of an ancient unbroken dynasty. When it came to becoming Jackie Robinson, he focused on formative years as a Negro League firebrand that crystallized the baseball pioneer’s polished exterior. James Brown: a meditation on irrepressible self-confidence, long starved by years of deprivation and insult in Jim Crow South Carolina.

“You have to hold it all in your mind, scene by scene,” Boseman said, a scraped plate of brussels sprouts with something called yuzu and celery-seed crema before him. He was dressed like an athlete turned agitator: LeBron James sneakers, black jeans, sleeveless black hoodie imprinted with the face of one hero he’d still love to play: Muhammad Ali.

“You’re a strong black man in a world that conflicts with that strength, that really doesn’t want you to be great,” he continued. “So what makes you the one who’s going to stand tall?”

Chadwick Boseman in The New York Times. Click here for the full article.

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