On December 18, Netflix premiered The Mother of the Blues, an adaptation of the work of the same name by August Wilson and the last film that Chadwick Boseman shot . Directed by George C. Wolfe and set in Chicago in 1927, the production stars Boseman as trumpeter Levee and Viola Davis as blues singer and mother Ma Rainey.
Coinciding with the film’s arrival on the platform, Davis wanted to share with his followers a video in which we see the Black Panther actor playing the guitar during one of the breaks from film.
This was Chadwick! A gift,” the actress wrote next to the video in which Boseman shows his good work with the guitar. Recall that the interpreter had learned to play the trumpet to give life to Levee, his character in the Netflix film.
In an interview with The New York Times a few months ago , Davis already spoke about Boseman, who died in August of colon cancer. “An actor of Chadwick’s status usually comes along, and his ego comes before him,” he said, “But Chadwick would take away whatever ego he had, whatever vanity he had, and let Levee in.”
The actress also assured that she did not know anything about her partner’s illness during filming: “I remember how tired he always seemed. I remember his wonderful team, who always meditated and massaged him, and now I realize how much they tried to infuse him. to keep working at that level. “
It should be noted that Netflix will propose Boseman and Davis as candidates to win the precious Oscar in the categories of best leading actor and best leading actress for their work in The Mother of the Blues. Boseman could also be nominated in the category of best supporting actor thanks to his performance in Da 5 Bloods: Brothers in Arms, by Spike Lee, also with the Netflix label.