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David Oyelowo on Coming Up in Theater, Representation in Film, and Making ‘The Water Man’

David also talks about why it shouldn’t be controversial for Black British actors to portray African American icons in movies

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Bakari is joined by actor and director David Oyelowo to talk about how getting his start in theater shaped his acting career (2:35), his new movie, The Water Man, and why he felt drawn to telling this story (15:10), and why it’s not controversial for Black British actors to portray African American icons in movies (25:10).

Host: Bakari Sellers
Guest: David Oyelowo
Producer: Kaya McMullen

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