Colman Domingo and Chadwick Boseman’s birthdays are a day (and six years) apart
Chadwick Boseman’s incredible legacy lives on, and as the world mourns anew this November 29 on what would have been his birthday, his Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star Colman Domingo pays tribute to the legend.
Boseman’s death in August 2020 shocked the world. A man whose smile could light up any room, Boseman had been battling colon cancer unbeknownst to people around him. Even now, thinking about all of the roles he played while undergoing treatment is astonishing and is a testament to the man he was.
Domingo shared several photos of Boseman on his social media page. Domingo, whose birthday is November 28, noted that he and Boseman may have been separated by six years and one day, but they were brought together while working together on what would become Boseman’s last film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. “My SAG [Screen Actors Guild] brother is so dearly missed by us all,” he wrote.
Ma Rainey is due to be released on Netflix on December 18. Starring Boseman, Domingo, the incomparable Viola Davis and Glynn Turman, the movie will bring August Wilson’s seminal play to life for a whole new generation to enjoy.
Earlier this fall, Domingo paid tribute to another legend, Kobe Bryant, by sporting the number 24 on the back of his jumpsuit in an episode of Fear the Walking Dead.
Domingo has had a very busy year despite the global pandemic. From Zola to an appearance in season 2 of The Twilight Zone, as well as his highly anticipated role in Jordan Peele’s Candyman, he has a lot happening and shows no signs of slowing down.
For now, you can catch Domingo as Victor Strand in the first half of Fear the Walking Dead season 6, available now on AMC and its streaming platforms.