Michael B. Jordan recently sat down with Vanity Fair and opened up about his grief in dealing with the loss of friend and ‘Black Panther’ co-star Chadwick Boseman.
“Our relationship was a very personal one and had a lot of great moments—some that I couldn’t fully appreciate and fully understand until now,” Jordan said during an interview for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue. “I wish I had more time to have our relationship evolve, and grow, and become closer and stronger.”
He continued: “We got a concentrated dose of Chadwick. He did more in his 43 years of life than most people have done in a lifetime. And he was here for the time he was supposed to be here, and he had his impact, and his legacy. That was clear with the abundance of love that he has gotten from people all over the world. There are generations of kids coming up that look to him. It’s incredible. And losing him was … Yeah, man, it hurt. It hurt a lot. That’s probably what made me cry the most this year.”
Boseman died nearly six months ago after a private years-long battle with colon cancer. At the time of his death, Boseman was expected to reprise his role as the titular superhero in Black Panther 2. It’s unclear how Marvel and Disney will address Boseman’s absence in future installments.
We can only begin to imagine what Michael went through and is still going through.