News | Entertainment
21 Oct 2020 22:48
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Chadwick Boseman donated money from his own salary to pay Sienna Miller on '21 Bridges'

    The 'Black Panther' actor - who tragically died last month following a secret battle with cancer - served as a producer in the thriller and not only did he campaign hard for the 'Factory Girl' star to appear in the film, he ensured it was financially possible to get her on board by footing part of the bill himself


    While Sienna - who has eight-year-old daughter Marlowe with former partner Tom Sturridge - had reservations about signing up for the film because she was "exhausted", she was very keen to work with Chadwick.

    Sienna told Empire magazine: "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.

    "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."

    The British star's fee request for the "inconvenient" movie was initially turned down by movie bosses, prompting Chadwick to step in to be paid what he felt she deserved.

    She added: "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.

    "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.

    "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.'

    "And 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."

    The 'Edge of Love' actress was stunned by her co-star's kindness and "respectful" behaviour and admitted she thinks it has served as a lesson to some of her male friends in the industry.

    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.'

    "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.

    "But there was no showiness, it was, 'Of course I'll get you to that number, because that's what you should be paid.' "

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     21 Oct: Reese Witherspoon has organised a 'Legally Blonde' reunion for charity
     21 Oct: Steve Bing reportedly had just $300,000 of his vast fortune left when he died earlier this year
     21 Oct: James Redford, the son of Hollywood legend Robert Redford, has died
     21 Oct: Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma
     21 Oct: Jamie Lynn Spears tried to "hide away" after revealing her teenage pregnancy
     21 Oct: Kim Kardashian West was given a custom Monopoly game for her 40th birthday
     21 Oct: Khloe Kardashian's sisters are "so inspiring" to her
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The country's top two shot put talents will be training together under one coach More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    ASB says highly leveraged investors rushing in to buy houses are contributing to an unexpected housing boom More...



     Today's News

    Health & Safety:
    An Auckland pub has been closed until further notice after a person with Covid 19 visited the premises and a pop up Covid testing site will open in Greenhithe tomorrow  21:57

    Politics:
    New Zealand has elected its most diverse Parliament ever. How does Australia compare? 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Reese Witherspoon has organised a 'Legally Blonde' reunion for charity 21:36

    Business:
    ASB says highly leveraged investors rushing in to buy houses are contributing to an unexpected housing boom 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Steve Bing reportedly had just $300,000 of his vast fortune left when he died earlier this year 21:06

    Entertainment:
    James Redford, the son of Hollywood legend Robert Redford, has died 20:36

    Entertainment:
    Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma 20:06

    Entertainment:
    Jamie Lynn Spears tried to "hide away" after revealing her teenage pregnancy 19:36

    Entertainment:
    Kim Kardashian West was given a custom Monopoly game for her 40th birthday 19:06

    Law and Order:
    Police have named two people whose bodies were found near Mere Road in Lake Taupo on October 16 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd