In a recent interview, Spike Lee said he had no idea Chadwick Boseman was ill when he filmed Da 5 Bloods.
He said, I understand why Chadwick didn’t tell me because he didn’t want me to take it easy. If I had known I wouldn’t have made him do the stuff. I respect him for that.
Spike said while he didn’t look well on set he never thought he had cancer.
He said it was a strenuous shoot with most of it filmed in Thailand. He said it was 100 degrees everyday during the worst air pollution in the world.