Viola Davis Opens Up To Oprah About Chadwick Boseman “Not Interested In Being A Movie Star”

Viola Davis is giving her praises to the late Chadwick Boseman.

The Oscar award winner spoke with Oprah Winfrey and talked about the Black Panther’s legacy as well as her role as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

Davis, who starred in the movie alongside Boseman said of the late actor, “What I’ll remember about his legacy is his integrity. There’s not a lot of integrity out there. I think it takes a lot of courage to be authentic.” 

Ma Rainey’s was Boseman’s last film before his passing in August. Davis also recalls how Boseman didn’t believe that he was concerned about his famed career. “I just felt that he was not interested in being a movie star as much as he was concerned with being a really great artist.” 

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, both of the stars made history by winning awards for lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor, and supporting actress. Davis became the first black woman to win best female actor in a leading role twice and Boseman was posthumously awarded the best male actor in a leading role. 

The full conversation between Viola Davis and Oprah will air on Friday, April 16th at 10 pm on the OWN Network.