We’ve got The Butler coming up right as I go back to Grey’s. I also played a role in They Die By Dawn, an all-Black Western that we shot here at Melody Ranch in California with Idris Elba, Michael Kenneth Williams, Isaiah Washington, Erykah Badu, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Roger Guenveur Smith, a sick cast. It’s a 40-minute pitch project for a long-form Black Western with an amazing director, Jeymes Samuel, out of London. He’s a really intriguing talent for both writing and directing, and there’s amazing cinematography. READ MORE
At 42, and with hits including leading roles as Hamlet and Henry V, as well as a captivating Hollywood debut in Primary Colors under his belt, Lester has less need of a soapbox than most men in the business. Nor did he wheel it out during our interview. Instead, he sat, perched on a sofa in his agent’s central London office, legs spread, chatting courteously through the issues of the day.
And yes, one of those was his bête noire, the subject that kept him awake in those small hours: colour. As Michael “Mickey Bricks” Stone in Hustle, which returns for a seventh series next Friday, Lester is proud that he plays a non-colour-specific part (although he concedes that this means the con artist was probably written as white), but he knows casting directors don’t exactly dish out those roles. READ MORE
Waiting in EBONY.com’s lobby, the actor, whose career has spanned three decades, bares an uncanny resemblance to, well his younger self— you know the handsome golden brown man-child we collectively fell for in “Waiting to Exhale” and “New Jersey Drive”. The thing is, Faison is all grown up.
At 38, he’s an accomplished big and small screen success. READ MORE
Morgan Freeman has starred as Batman’s gadget guru, Lucius Fox, in all three entries in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. On the eve of The Dark Knight Rises, the acclaimed actor dishes on the wealth gap, legalizing marijuana, gay marriage, and the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes rumors. READ MORE
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Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists (including Glenn E. Martin) talk about where politics and the prison system converge in deciding who gets to vote, and the outcomes of the decisions. READ MORE + VIDEO