WE ALL loved Black Panther, but watching it reduced Oscar-winner and Hollywood heavyweight DENZEL WASHINGTON to tears.
The Equalizer 2 star attended the movie’s premiere with Black Panther star
CHADWICK BOSEMAN and director Ryan Coogler earlier this year.
“I shed a tear,” Denzel said in an interview with website Joe.co.uk.
“I was sitting in there – I ran into Chad and Ryan before the movie started and just talked to them, and they went into the movie – and the 40 years I’ve been in this game came back to me.”
But it wasn’t just the movie that moved him, he explained. It was how far Black Hollywood had come since the days screen legend Sidney Poitier was starring in films.
“Sidney to now? Phew,” Denzel said. “I’m in the gap, me and many others.
“I felt like the third leg of the relay race. And I’m like, ‘Here, go’.”