Late actor Chadwick Boseman will be celebrated in the upcoming Netflix special documentary Portrait of an Artist, honouring the Black Panther star’s life and career!
The special will premiere on April 17 and promises to give us an insight into the way in which the actor – who unfortunately passed away from colon cancer last year – approached his craft.
Actors including Viola Davis and Denzel Washington not only produced Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which Boseman also stars in, but speak during the special about his ‘extraordinary commitment to his craft’.
Chadwick Boseman’s collaborators invite us into a conversation about his extraordinary artistic process.
— MaRaineyFilm (@MaRaineyFilm) April 13, 2021
Described by the official synopsis as ‘an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s artistry, and the acting process which informed his transformative performances’, the special will feature director Spike Lee and Boseman’s mentor Phylicia Rashad, and more.
Meanwhile, Davis praises Boseman’s artistry, ‘You know you have to step up when you’re in his presence. He’s looking at your work and he’s, like, really hyper-focused, on the craft, on the process. That’s Chad’.
The special will only be available to watch for a limited 30-day window on Netflix upon its release.