Chadwick Boseman gave up part of his salary to a female co-star

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Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller. (Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Sienna Miller has praised the late Chadwick Boseman for donating part of his own salary to boost her pay packet for the movie “21 Bridges”.

The pair starred as detectives in the thriller, which was released last year.

According to the BBC, Miller told Empire: “Everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to. And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.”

Boseman, who died of cancer earlier this year, was also one of the film’s producers and had pursued Miller for the role of Frankie Burns.

Miller said she wasn’t sure whether to tell the story at first but then decided to, since “it’s a testament to who he was”.