While many of us are awaiting Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther” movie, or at least I know I am, it hadn’t dawned on me that Chadwick Bozeman (“42” and “Get On Up”), , would be playing the lead role. In an interview with “The Guardian”, Djimon Hounsou, (“In America” and “Blood Diamond”) shared his thoughts on being passed up for the role.
“There are things that you hope to get and obviously everyone was talking about who would get the role and he was lucky to get it. It was not something that was mine that I’m losing. Fair enough that he got the role and I hope he does a great job with it,” Hounsou said.
We love his positive thinking. Hounsou also shared how he believe more Black superheroes are needed on the big screen after his son once told him he wanted to be light skinned so he could “climb the walls like Spider-Man.”
“The minute he said it, I was like, damn. My whole self was shattered. I was like, wow, what sort of comeback do you have for this? It’s important to recognize yourself. It’s absolutely important. That’s the value in telling stories. There’s a reason why we create fantasy stories, so we can surpass this life condition.
Hounsou also shared his thoughts on the Oscars and Black roles in Hollywood. Read the interview here.