Late Chadwick Boseman Donated Salary to Raise Co-Star's Pay

There is little doubt that the late Chadwick Boseman was an inspiration to everyone he met. However, the Black Panther star also made sure he was helping out anyone in need. Sienna Miller has just revealed that Boseman donated part of his salary to raise her pay when they were working on 21 Bridges.

Miller recently spoke to Empire about working on the action thriller and she revealed that she was asking for equal pay for the Brian Kirk film.

"This was a pretty big-budget film, 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.... I said, ‘I'll do it if I'm compensated in the right way,'" Miller said.

Not surprisingly, the studio wasn't quite ready to raise Miller's pay but that changed when Boseman stepped in.

"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," Miller revealed before adding that she was surprised by the generous move.

"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,'" she said.

This is truly an amazing testament to Boseman's generosity. However, it's also disappointing to learn that female actors still struggle to get equal pay in their work. Hopefully, Miller's story will help prove to studios that equal pay is important for all actors.

21 Bridges was one of Boseman's last projects. The film premiered on November 22, 2019.

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