Forest Whitaker Tells Rach the Behind-the-Scenes Story of the First Powerful Fight Scene In "Black Panther"

by Cristina Corvino 3:00 AM, March 14, 2018

Aired March 14, 2018

You can call "Black Panther" a blockbuster, a mega-success or a billion-dollar film and you wouldn’t be wrong -- but Forest Whitaker is calling it a movement.

And it's one he couldn’t be prouder to be a part of.

"I feel really proud to be involved with it," the actor affirms. "It's been really exciting to see people's response."

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And if you think -- after several years in the industry -- Forest was numb to the excitement of being part of such a juggernaut, think again!

(Watch the video above to hear him gush about the "amazing" director and star-studded cast!)

In fact, when Rach asked him about working with first-time film actor Winston Duke, Forest recalled the feeling he got while witnessing Winston's incredible first fight scene.

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"He's amazing," Forest says of Winston. "I remember when he was doing the first fight scene, it was electrifying."

"When he came outside [and] they were all chanting as they were coming down [the mountain]," he continues. "It was really powerful."

(So, YES, he still has "pinch-me" moments.)

We don't know about you, but we got chills just hearing about it!