In a new interview with Empire, Sienna Miller is coming forward about how amazing her time spent with Chadwick Boseman was, and announced he was someone that always did the right thing.
While filming 21 Bridges, Miller revealed that Boseman took a pay cut to his own salary to ensure that Miller was paid fairly for her work.
Chadwick Boseman takes a pay cut
Chadwick Boseman's costar for the film 21 Bridges, Sienna Miller, sat down with Empire, an online movie publication, to chat about how amazing Boseman really was.
Boseman, who passed away from cancer last month, did what was right by Miller, and cut his own salary to ensure Miller had it fair.
Miller said of the late Black Panther actor, "He produced 21 Bridges and had been really active in trying to get me to do it. He was a fan of my work, which was thrilling, because it was reciprocated from me to him, tenfold."
She continued, "So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore. I’d been working non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him."
Miller then revealed that Boseman really went out of his way to make sure that she was compensated fairly for her work.
"I didn’t know whether or not to tell this story, and I haven’t yet. But I am going to tell it because I think it’s a testament to who he was," she started.
"This was a pretty big-budget film," she continued. "And I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to. And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, 'I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.'"
"Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid," she said. "It was about the most astounding thing that I’ve experienced. That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said, 'You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.'"
Adding how touched she was, Miller said, "It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully."
"In the aftermath of this I’ve told other male actor friends of mine that story and they all go very very quiet and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while," she said. "But there was no showiness, it was, 'Of course, I’ll get you to that number because that’s what you should be paid.'"
Many celebrities have shared testaments about Boseman's wholesome and positive outlook, and Disney recently painted a mural at their amusement park in Anaheim to honour the late actor.