Anthony Mackie Shares Fond Memories with Marvel Co-Star Chadwick Boseman. Many of the Marvel actors have been sharing their memories and favorite moments with the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) but not many can say they knew him for decades. Avengers: Endgame co-star Anthony Mackie first met Boseman years ago while attending college and discussed with ET how he first met the Black Panther and 42 star.
“It’s funny, I have a lot of memories of Chad. I cared about him dearly, as a friend. The first time I met him was in 1998,” he explained. “I went down to Howard and he was directing a play there. My girlfriend at the time brought me into the theater to check out the Elizabeth Catholic collection, and he was in the black box in an office chair spinning around the room.” Mackie continued, “She was like, ‘Hey Chad, I want you to meet my classmate at Juilliard, Anthony.’ He goes, ‘Wait, I’m concentrating. Don’t break my vibe.’ He just spins around the room, I was like, ‘It’s nice to meet you, man.’ He’s like, ‘I’m almost there!’ Once everything kind of took off for him, I was like, ‘Remember the first time we met?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I don’t want to talk about it. I was going through a lot at a young age.’”
Mackie also shared his excitement to pick up the mantle of Captain America in the MCU, sharing, “I’ve been in the business for 20 years and I’ve been fortunate to do some amazing stuff and work with amazing people,” Mackie mused last year. “For me, to be a Black man in 2019 and be given the helm of Captain America with the history of Black men in this country is a monumental step, not only in entertainment, but also in my life. It’s been extremely emotional. Look, my grandfather was a sharecropper, you know what I mean? There’s a lot of history and pain and triumph and joy that comes along with me being Captain America.”
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