Conversations with . . . Jeffrey Wright

1 02 2008

Ask Jeffrey Wright why he took on the role of “Nelson” in the film “BlackOut,” and he might first mention convenience.

“I could ride my bike to work. I live 10 minutes away.” While that’s true, he’s mostly joking.

The award-winning actor, who has delivered memorable performances in such films as “Basquiat,” “Ali” and “Shaft,” plays a barber who helps unite a Brooklyn community in the true story of a power outage that took place in 2003. Here, he shares why “BlackOut” got his attention, and why it should have your’s, too.

To read the entire interview, click here.

Special thanks to Staweezy!

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