Denzel Washington Paid for Chadwick Boseman to Study at Oxford


-But lookie here.
This is like… [ Cheers and applause ] First of all, I mean… Why did you —
Why are you doing this, dude? You know you’re gonna lose
this eventually, right? Now you got to maintain this. You got to take your shirt off
everywhere now. -Yeah, you got to remember when,
you know? -Remember when. -Yeah, you’ve got
to remember when. -That’s true. Yeah, it’s a good time
to be you right now. In the article,
there’s a great thing. They talked about
you studying acting. You got to study in Oxford
in London? -Right. Right. Yeah. I did an exchange while I was at
Howard over summer. A group of us from Howard
did it. So Phylicia Rashad
actually was — She basically taught a class
once a week while we were at Howard, and then she wanted us
to do this exchange, so she got — and I didn’t have
money to pay for this. So she got a few of her friends
together, and you know, they paid for us to go. -That’s awesome. And then you found out
who one of her friends… -Yeah, I didn’t know at first. When I came back — and I basically have been
holding this secret my whole career. When I came back, I got
a beneficiary letter and it said, “Denzel Washington
paid for you.” And I was like… -[ Awws ] I was like, “What?”
Exactly. That’s what I did. -How cool is that? [ Applause ] -Yeah. So…
-Awesome! -So, you know, I never wanted
to, like, ever say that until I met him. And, you know, I was doing
that “Rolling Stone” interview, and he asked me about it. And I was like, “You know, I think
I can say it now.” I think I can — I’ve made it —
I’ve made it to the point where he’s not going to think I’m trying to get something from
him by saying it. -Yeah.
Did you ever meet him? -The weird thing that happened
is, I did the interview, and just before the movie
came out, we did the New York premiere. He came and I met him
before the article came out. So I actually, you know, lived up to what
I originally wanted to do. It was amazing. -And what did you say to him? -He was like,
“I haven’t met you yet.” And I said, “Yeah, I’ve got
to tell you something, you know, you paid for me
to go to school.” And he said, “Oh,
so that’s why I’m here. You owe me money!” [ Laughter and applause ] “I came to collect.” -That’s great.
That’s great, man. -Oh, man. He’s amazing. -Well, the movie
is a phenomenon. I mean, obviously it’s based —
it’s a Marvel movie. It’s a comic-book movie,
but it’s bigger than that. I mean, what do you think people are taking politically
from this? -Uh…I mean, it’s a lot
of different things. -Yeah. -You know, you always get what
you bring to a viewing. Part of it was — what has been
very interesting is — you know,
I would say the strength of the women in this movie, especially at this particular
time, while the metoo, timesup movement is happening. This adds another layer
to that conversation, a very, very good
layer to the conversation. So I think people have really,
really responded to that part of Wakanda. I think the relationship between
Killmonger and T’Challa, which is basically, you know, an African-American trying
to connect to his roots. And that conversation is one
that I think is happening on a platform that you wouldn’t
normally see happen. You know, those are
conversations that happen
behind closed doors. So you see Africans viewing
African-Americans in a different way
and African-Americans viewing themselves in Africa
in a different way. And everyone else is privy
to that conversation. And so I think that is a very,
very healthy thing for people to become more specific
about their identity and encouraging it. In most cases, you see people
trying to water down things when you talk about diversity.
-Yeah. -As opposed to embracing
what they actually are. So I think that has been, you know, very refreshing
and fulfilling. -Isn’t that great?
That’s great. -Yeah.
-That’s so cool. I want to show everyone a clip. Here’s Chadwick Boseman
and Letitia Wright. Man, oh, man,
she is fantastic. -She’s great.
-Oh, yeah. Letitia Wright in “Black
Panther” in theaters now. Check this out. ♪♪♪♪ -Whoo! Let’s go! ♪♪♪♪ Hey, look at your suit! You’ve been taking bullets charging it up
with kinetic energy. -Pull around the truck. -Where’d he go?! ♪♪♪♪ -That’s how you do it
right there.

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100 thoughts on “Denzel Washington Paid for Chadwick Boseman to Study at Oxford”

  1. george supastro says:

    I have loved his acting since I saw him in Draft Day.

  2. Elliot Van Sertima says:

    Oxford is not London like the interview though

  3. Lcarter52 says:

    you best run that man his cheque, right quick 😂😂😂

  4. EAJ2900 says:

    The actor made some profound remarks and the reply was that’s great

  5. Moises De Anda says:

    What? This is his real voice? 😂

  6. Norah Neo says:

    I doubt that those abs really looked so define

  7. Muhamad Dakota says:

    WTF JIM?!

  8. Eden Abraham says:

    guys he’s 40 years old wtaf I can’t. Also I still want to marry him because yuuummm

  9. Biju Puthettu says:

    How is he 40

  10. Adrian Villagomes says:

    Take a shot every time he says “ Umm “ 😂

  11. seraby says:

    Denzel would have been the perfect black panther if it was made in the 90s

  12. Meghan Tucker says:

    Blackpanther is so good!!

  13. Faizyyy says:

    Tbh i think he sounds better with an african accent it suites him more and im more used to it

  14. Abdi M. Omar says:

    He just want his 10%

  15. Cal Hanlon says:

    It's weird hearing him use an African American accent when I'm used to hearing him speak in an African accent

  16. Danilo Xavier says:

    He's gorgeous! 😍❤

  17. Chrish Pilapil says:

    Denzel wasn't lying when he said "Reach back and pull the next man up" and "Each one teach one"

  18. Legends says:

    Bless him he is wonderful

  19. 890 1234567 says:


  20. Riaz Jaffer says:

    Say “um” and “er” you gonna get mega slapped

  21. Nellie K. Adaba says:


  22. Christian Meude says:

    but did he friz?

  23. Manu says:

    man its hard to listen to him not in tchalla's voice

  24. Oberyn Martell says:

    Denzel, the original Black Panther

  25. Tameika Williams says:

    That Rolling Stone cover has just killed me. As his girlfriend he would be required to not sleep in clothes. We would have phenomenal conversations, and I wonder if he can cook?😍😍😍😍

  26. Organic Jerk says:

    "Remember When"… I like that

  27. Rose Jovanov says:

    Ohhh…lovely story♡♡♡

  28. norma creation says:

    That Denzel thing happened teyana ago. Dude is 40 something years old!

  29. Ailish says:

    ‘At oxford in London’ ?????? Excuse me ?????

  30. David Woods says:

    Oxford in London????????

  31. Dilluna Rivera says:

    So no one's gonna talk about how Chadwick was just casually drinking his coffee?

  32. J024 says:

    Payed for the Exchange, the media takes it out of proportion.

  33. Me says:

    Oxford, in London right?
    Me: 🤦‍♀️

  34. Nerak del Aura says:

    Like yes love an Chadwick boseman

  35. Varun K says:

    2:14 That classic fake laugh

  36. ideedit says:

    He reminds me of Teddy Riley.

  37. Aminata Tangara says:

    Wakanda forever tchalla 🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️

  38. Cassandra Carranza says:

    Eye candy

  39. Leo881971 says:

    I love the Women!
    Strength, courage, peacemakers, honorable and loyal..😘

  40. Andrew Silva says:

    He even sounds like Denzel Washington when he's talking normally…

  41. Lemmy K. Gaming says:

    whēŕe's Dē áccent

  42. Jane Warner says:


  43. Shayan Saeed says:

    Fallon is like a happy seal 😂

  44. PoppyCorn144 says:

    Did Jimmy just say "Oxford, London"? No Jimmy Oxford, Oxfordshire.

  45. Shadhin Magnito says:

    Denzel knew. Denzel knew.

  46. Salomi Kumar says:

    Did Jimmy say Oxford in London?!

  47. Robin Robertson says:

    wow Denzel Washington is totally awesome :-)))))))

  48. My Dog says:

    Before I read these comments, will there not be a unoriginal Jimmy laughing joke?

  49. GeeGee Koffie says:

    I hope most of the cast was able to visit Africa to get the real essence of the continent. Wakanda Forever!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

  50. Yvonne Ntube says:

    Chadwick and Denzel in the same movie would be Epic.

  51. WaistingDownTime says:

    How you gonna do an impromptu Denzel off the rip like that!! Huh T'Challa? Damnit I love this man!

  52. WONSHIK'S BUTT is BADASS says:

    He is 😍😍😍😍😍

  53. Hira Ashfaq says:

    Wakanda forever

  54. Jack says:

    0:31 Jimmy: “Study at Oxford…in London?” 😵😵😵

  55. ravi inapanuri says:

    When he saw Denzel : I Neva Frreez….

  56. Ryan Smith says:

    He's intelligent😎

  57. User Name says:

    Movie was stupid with fake accents, since they are black I guess you can't say it sucked or you are "racist". Sad

  58. Asfaqul Mannan says:

    Lmao my mann almost knocked off that coffee cup doing that impression

  59. Leidis De la Rosa says:

    It's so awesome how he can change his accent for the movie, love him ❤

  60. Judy Paul says:

    I love me some Chadwick. He's so damn fine and humble.

  61. Ross DiamondThief says:

    Such an underrated actor!!

  62. miguel martinez says:

    Denzel and Chad my fav black actors

  63. Natya Prabowo says:

    Denzel Washington looks like his father. He should be the Black Panther

  64. Kierraaaa says:

    Why does Chadwick lowkey sound like jayz lmaooo

  65. Louis Clare says:

    'You got to study at Oxford, in… in… London' istfg not everywhere in england is london

  66. Tikari Dillard says:


  67. Keke Shavion says:

    Chadwick is such an excellent actor! He's out here making moves and big roles in films, can't wait to see him do more things and inspire more people.

  68. Ifti Hossain says:


  69. bad vibes forever says:

    ❤❤❤❤ chadwick boseman

  70. notsomeoneyouknow says:

    how is he in his 40s? he is so breathtaking

  71. hackableification says:

    Jimmy why do your interviews have to be so God damn fake. especially at 2:15, the fakest laugh I have ever heard in my life

  72. Jean Lubin says:

    Black Panther is a great movie.

  73. Mc Muffin says:

    My man is 40+ years old and he looks like 29

  74. Rafael artiga says:

    I'm glad he mentioned the women first and not the race thing, honestly my favorite characters were okoya, shuri, and the other chick

  75. Andrea Bittersweet says:


  76. Tasneem Ali says:

    I just can’t believe yet that he is 41 years old …..

  77. ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs says:

    Oxford is hours away from London. 😂

  78. Nicholas Ahlmark says:

    Oxford isn't 'in' London, Oxford is a totally separate city to London!

  79. Johanna Dakay says:

    "Trying to water down things when talking about diversity as opposed to embracing them for what they actually are" like when green book won the oscar

  80. PRESIDENTIAL says:

    Wtf he looks like the guy that plays black panther

  81. The AsH 1998 says:

    Wakanda Forever

  82. Jonathan Mendoza says:

    T'Chailla/Black Panther!

  83. Verbal Assassin says:

    If he didn't sound like Denzel…lol…on point

  84. Connor Bartlett says:

    Is Jimmy aware that Oxford and London are separate places ?

  85. Megan Ja says:

    He's so beautiful how is he 40

  86. jiminycrint says:

    Oxford, in London? No, Jimmy, Oxford is not in London, it’s a town all by itself

  87. jackal59 says:

    0:28 – "You got to study at Oxford? In London?"

    I've never watched Jimmy Fallon. Is he normally an idiot?

  88. Dai Mona says:

    That fake laugh😂😂

  89. Arran Williamson says:

    Oh Jimmy, Oxford isn't in London

  90. ndiogou niang says:

    What is cool about people not knowing that Africa is a continent of 53 countries and not a country, you can tell people you're from Wakanda and they'll buy it. I mean….if (almost) all the Marvel heroes are from "real" countries, why should Wakanda be fictitious, right ?

  91. thank you for smoking pot says:

    can someone tell Jimmy that Oxford is not in London!!!

  92. Elizama Alvarez says:

    Te Amo chadwick boseman.

  93. Elizama Alvarez says:

    Te Amo chadwick boseman.

  94. navstajay says:

    Denzel is the REAL Equalizer

  95. Tony Montana says:

    Children Loves:KEVIN HART
    Boys Loves: Jamie Foxx
    Men Loves :Eddie Murphy
    Women Loves : Will Smith
    Legends : DENZEL WASHINGTON Aka Frank Lucas

  96. Ummati 93 says:

    Ladies and hardmen….. Illuminati’s latest victim.

  97. The Best There Is says:

    I wish you endless success Chadwick… Edit: And Denzel, what is acting without you?

  98. comkid says:

    Denzel Washington – a beautiful being❤️

  99. Antoinette Maluka says:

    I just want to give him babies. He’s so perfect 😭😭😭❤️🤤

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