New Times: You've played a range of roles. Which has been the most fun to play?
But I find, a lot of times they say the bad guys are more interesting. They're not more fun, but they can be a little more complex, because I'm always faced with "What am I putting out here? Am I being responsible?"
If it's a family, or the guys's like a regular guy, like Tom Selleck would be the lead of the family, or you see Parenthood and you get, Craig T. Nelson. Just regular guys, who fall in love and just do just life stuff. If I'm cast in something, it's usually a character that's an exceptional something or he's not really explored in the film. He comes in and gives some information he disappears, I've done so many roles like that, that I've really started turning down those roles, because I go like who's this guy? Where does he come from? What does he do?
When I do theater, I see so many talented young people spending their lives trying to build their craft, and there's just no work. When I see the young black actors, the odds of finding any steady work is pretty grim. If you look at TV on any given evening and you see two black on a TV show, you go, "Oh, there's a lot of blacks!" Most of the films I've ever done, I've been the only black in the movie. There just aren't a lot of possibilities, a lot of roles out there.
I was in New Orleans, and there's a New Orleans chapter, all the states have a chapter of Ghostbusters now, it's amazing how it's grown. So they all went to dinner, we get a chance to hang out, and get a chance to meet the fans who see the movie, and that's really a lot of fun. I think for a lot of us actors, we get a chance to go someplace we haven't been to meet people and it's a safe environment to do it. If I'm on the street, and came up to me and wanted to tell me about when they saw The Crow, I tend to back up because I don't know who these people are. I'm looking forward to coming down to Miami, and I haven't been there in years, so it'll be a lot of fun.
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