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Chadwick Boseman stars as the iconic James Brown in the upcoming biopic ‘Get On Up’, in theaters this Friday.

“It’s a great, great cast. So yes you’ll see me, but you also see Jill Scott, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer,” Boseman said.

So how did the Howard University alumni study for the role?

“It was getting up in the morning and lacing up the leather shoes and dancing. Watching footage and talking to people. Everybody has a James Brown story.”

Best known for his portrayal of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in ’42’, surprisingly Boseman never thought he had the role down packed.

“I don’t think I’ll ever say ‘I have it’. The man was a genius so I had too much respect for him to say I just “had it”.”

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