Michael B. Jordan Reveals the Lasting Lesson He Learned from Chadwick Boseman

The star reprised his role as Killmonger in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ which paid tribute to the late actor’s character King T’Challa.

Chadwick Boseman’s death still shocks many who watched the actor work tirelessly–and without complaint–until his last moments in August 2020. Earlier this week, Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan appeared on The View, where he talked about his Black Panther costar’s legacy and the one lesson Boseman’s passing taught him about life.

"There was a moment on the press tour– we were backstage, we were in London, and we were getting ready to watch the movie for the first time together, and we looked at each other like, 'We're connected for the rest of our lives,'’  the 36-year-old recalled before adding, “I just remember sitting there and having a real connection, a real moment, with him.”

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Like many others, Jordan said he “knew nothing at the time, had no idea” about Boseman’s illness. “So when things unfolded the way they did, and we, unfortunately, lost him, it really stuck with me,” he added.

Boseman was initially diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016 but kept his condition private, continuing to star in seven more films, his last being Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Jordan praised the Get On Up star and recalled how much of a “hard worker” he was and how Boseman “worked up until the very last moments of his life.”

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"That's what he left for us: Every moment that you get, make the most of it," the actor continued. "Life is short — you have a limited amount of time with the people you love and the things you love to do. So make it worth it and make it count. That's what I carry with me as I move forward."

Jordan reprised his role as Erik "Killmonger" Stevens in the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever which paid tribute to Boseman's character King T'Challa. The star is also gearing up for the release of Creed III in theaters on March 3, 2023.

Check out Jordan in the clip below.

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