Janelle Monai revealed that she enjoyed a ‘final dance’ with Chadwick Boseman at the 2020 Oscars party


He is busy promoting his horror film Antebellum, which will be released on video on Friday.

And during a conversation with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Tuesday night, Janelle Monae recalled the last time she met the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

‘It was at the Oscar party and he placed a hand on my shoulder. I’ll never forget it, “the 34-year-old actress shared. ‘He tapped me and he said,’ Let’s do this dance. ‘And we danced for a good three, four minutes, smiling. ‘

I’ll Never Forget It ‘: During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Janelle Monae recalled her’ Last Dance ‘with the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

No one knew that Bosman was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2016 and was undergoing treatment to further his acting career.

After keeping his illness private, the world was shocked when it was announced on August 28 that he had succumbed to the disease. He was 43 years old.

Remembering her last dance with him, Moné told Colbert: ‘I just remember that moment and I will always hold that darling and I will always try to live in the present because I saw her live in the present.’

Memory: 'It was at the Oscars party and she draped me over her shoulder,' she shared.  'He tapped me and he said,' Let's do this dance.  'And we danced for a good three, four minutes, smiling'

Memory: ‘It was at the Oscars party and she dangled me on her shoulder,’ she shared. ‘He tapped me and he said,’ Let’s do this dance. ‘And we danced for a good three, four minutes, smiling’

Legacy: 'I just remember that moment and I will always keep that dear to myself and I will always try to live in the present because I saw her live in the present, Mona, 34, told Colbert

Legacy: ‘I just remember that moment and I will always keep that dear to me and I will always try to live in the present because I saw her live in the present, Mona, 34, told Colbert

Mona and Boseman first met in Atlanta when he was shooting for the Marvel superhero film and he was recording his album Dirty Computer.

He was introduced to Mona’s friend Lupita Nyongo, who starred alongside Bossman in Black Panther.

The Hidden Figures star stated that he had invited the pair to dinner and that during the evening, he had played some of his new album for them and Bosman was encouraging.

‘We ate, we listened to music,’ he added. ‘Seeing the encouragement I received, seeing him smile, watching him dance, you could feel that his soul was a loved one, a spirit of love to people, a sense of hope.’

“It took me time to tell that she was proud, she was excited. She would dance with me and make me feel like yes, I could release this project,” she said.

Gone Soon: Bosmin, portrayed in Oscarin March 2018, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 but was kept secret.  He succumbed to the disease on August 28 at the age of 43

Gone Soon: Bossman, Oscarin was featured in March 2018, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 but was kept a secret. He succumbed to the disease on August 28 at the age of 43

Earlier this week, Monai made headlines for a socially perverted exterior screening of his film Antebellum, which was originally scheduled to release in theaters in April and was postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

He and several of his co-stars attended the event, which took the form of a drive-in screening on the roof of the parking structure at The Grove Shopping Center in Los Angeles.

Distributor, Lionsgate, co-stars joining Jack Huston, Kierce Clemons and Jenna Malone have dubbed a psychological thriller, written and produced and directed by Gérard Bush and Christopher Renge.

New release: Mona is busy promoting her film Antebellum which will be available via video this Friday.  On Sunday night, he presided over an outdoor screening in LA

New release: Mona is busy promoting her film Antebellum which will be available via video this Friday. On Sunday night, he presided over an outdoor screening in LA

Movie Night: The incident took the form of a drive-in screening on the roof of the parking structure of Grove Shopping Center in LA due to COVID-19 restrictions

Movie Night: The incident took the form of a drive-in screening on the roof of the parking structure of Grove Shopping Center in LA due to COVID-19 restrictions

In Antebellum, Mona plays a modern-day woman transported back in time to a pre-Civil War plantation in the south.

The film follows her as she attempts to escape from the slavery she finds herself in and returns to her period of time by bringing other slaves with her.

At Sunday night’s screening, Mona told Variety that the film reminds us that the past is not the past.

She explained: ‘The past is still not dead and I think the film is very topical and does a very good job, an extraordinary job of connecting and connecting the present and present of the past, what our future might be.’

The actress said: ‘I feel very honored to stand here and represent black women who have been eradicating white supremacy and systemic racism for centuries.’

Streaming release: Antebellum was originally scheduled to open in theaters in April, but was postponed due to an epidemic.  It will be available as video on demand from Friday

Streaming release: Antebellum was originally scheduled to open in theaters in April, but was postponed due to an epidemic. It will be available as video on demand from Friday

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