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THE DAILY BEAST interviews DAVID OYELOWO



Are these three men starring in a film together? Find out at the Daily Beast!

"David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood"
The Daily Beast's MARLOW STERN interviews DAVID OYELOWO.


What sort of preparation did you do to play MLK? Did you speak to the family? There must be a lot of responsibility here as the first person to star as MLK in a studio biopic.

Definitely. Early on, there was understandable suspicion on the part of the family about anyone making a film about their beloved, so early on the person I spoke with was Andrew Young, who was basically King’s right-hand man while he was alive, and an incredible source of information—the kind of source you can’t get from watching footage or reading books. I could ask him direct questions about the man and his day-to-day personality. With time, I became friends with Dexter King, Dr. King’s son, and a degree of trust was built. I’ve also been in contact with Bernice King, Dr. King’s daughter, and strangely enough, I bumped into her the Friday before the Monday we were going to start shooting Selma...


Read the whole interview at THE DAILY BEAST.

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Tags: black celebrities, british celebrities, film - historical, race / racism
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