“I do have characters who are more well known than I am, which suits me,” veteran actor Jeffrey Wright once said.
However, playing iconic figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Muddy Waters and Colin Powell can sometimes overshadow people in an industry that is obsessed with fame. But in the case of Jeffrey Wright, fame is overrated and overvalued. Introducing a story to an unexposed audience is the goal.
“I don’t want people coming to see Muddy Waters and thinking about Jeffrey Wright,” he told Regal Magazine. “I don’t want them to come see me play Jean Michel Basquiat or Martin Luther King and think about me. I want them to get into those stories.”
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