Chadwick Bosemen’s appearance in a recent Instagram video has left fans concerned about the Avengers star. The actor – who plays the Black Panther – showcased a much slimmer physique as he shared a charity message about a new initiative to help battle the current coronavirus pandemic.
Fans immediately flocked to the comment to note the change in how Chadwick, 42, appeared on screen as he rocked a purple cap and displayed a slightly scruffy beard. One fan asked, ‘Did you loose weight for a movie role ?????’ before another wrote: ‘Anyone in shock by how he look? No shade.’
While another made a similar comment, adding: ‘u good ?? like u doing this for a role ?’ Another commented: ‘Are you doing alright?? Stay healthy and safe.’
While another concerned fan added: ‘I hope your okay, your appearance has changed.’ Metro.co.uk has contacted Chadwick’s representatives for comment. Unaware of the upcoming reaction, Chadwick simply captioned the video: ‘Operation 42. I am hearing stories of desperation from people all over the country, and we know our communities are suffering the most and urgently need help.
Celebrating #JackieRobinsonDay with the launch of Thomas Tull’s #Operation42, a donation of 4.2 million dollars in personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals that service the African American Communities who have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.’ He signed off: ‘Thank you, Jackie, for refusing to accept the world as it is, for showing us that we can make a difference.’
Chadwick’s weight loss may be down to his latest role in the TV series The Black Child – based on the book of the same name – in which he plays a slave. Or his role in Yasuke, the story of the only known Samurai of African origin.
The South Carolina native was introduced as T’Challa in 2016’s Captain American: Civil War before starring in a solo Marvel movie. He’s also set to reprise his role as in the Black Panther sequel, set for release in May 2022.
source: Metro Uk