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Lupita Nyong’o says ‘A Quiet Place’ storyline was “therapeutic” after Chadwick Boseman’s death

Lupita Nyong’o has opened up about her experience filming A Quiet Place: Day One, and how “therapeutic” the experience was for her.In the film, Nyong’o portrays Sam a cancer-stricken woman who is trying to survive the first day of an alien invasion. Playing a character with cancer was a form of catharsis for Nyong’o, who in 2020 experienced heartbreak and tragedy when her Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer.Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, Nyong’o said the role was “scary to have to go there”, especially for a character who “is really facing their mortality, even before this apocalypse takes place, and whose life is slipping between her fingers.”“That was daunting to have to go there, psychologically and emotionally,” she said.

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