Lupita Nyong’o was as shocked as the rest of the world when she heard about the death of her friend Chadwick Boseman in 2020. Nyong’o reflected on the tragic incident when she sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The Black Panther actress said she learned about Boseman’s death through a text from Viola Davis.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Nyong’o told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was paralyzed.”