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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on Breaking Into Acting, How He Chooses His Roles, and What’s Next for Him

Plus, what it was like working with Regina King on ‘Watchmen’

20th Annual AFI Awards - Cocktail Reception Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI


Bakari is joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to talk about switching from city planning to acting (2:50), working with Regina King on Watchmen (14:19), explaining the Black experience through acting (20:56), and what’s coming up for him in 2021 (24:33).

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