Denzel Washington is the secret reason why Chadwick Boseman is a great actor.
At the Oscars red carpet, Boseman refused to get into the details. But on NBC “the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, the “Black Panther” star explains that Washington paid part of his tuition through a scholarship program, while he studied a summer drama at Oxford University.
“I basically keep this secret my whole career. When I came back, I got a beneficiary letter and it said Denzel Washington paid for it, ” Boseman said.
Black Panther star offers to replace fan mount broken during movie
Heartwarming moment Black Panther Chadwick Boseman surprised fans
Man arrested for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand Oscar
The shape of the water wins Best picture at politically charged Oscars
Boseman said he didn’t want to say anything publicly unless he became more successful. He told the story for the first time in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published in February.
“I’m sure he has no idea. It happened, ” said Boseman. “I couldn’t wait to write my letter of thanks! … I’ve been waiting to meet him, so I can tell him.”
Oscars 2018: unforgettable moments from the 90.
As the article was published, Boseman had the chance to meet Washington. Boseman told Fallon that he was joking about it.
“Oh, that’s why I’m here – you owe me money!”Washington said Boseman. “I came to collect!”