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John David Washington received a lot of praise for his performance as Ron Stallworth in BlacKkKlansman and he could go on to become a top talent in the entertainment industry. He has a new film out now in the United States called Monsters and Men and, in an interview with Collider, he spoke about the movie.
John David Washington
John David Washington said this on what convinced him to work with director Reinaldo Marcus Green:
“It was more him having to sign off on me. It was a lengthy process to get the job. It went from a Skype session to what I thought was gonna be a table reading, but turned out to be a stage reading. My nerves were crazy.”
“I walked in and was like, ‘Wait, what are we doing? There are chairs here. Is this a rehearsal? I thought this was a table read? Where’s the table at?’ I didn’t even have the job yet, so you could imagine my panic. And then, Sundance Labs is where we really connected and bonded.”
“I still didn’t even have the job after that, but I knew the kind of man he was, from that experience. The work that we got to do in those labs was life-changing, at least for me. That bond was forever, no matter what happened, and no matter if I got the job or not. So, when I did get it, I was obviously excited, but I knew what to do because of those experiences that I had with him before.”
“It was just about execution, and I had no doubt in my mind that he was going to be able to execute. We’re both from a sports backgrounds, so we understand routine, the discipline, the consistency of performance, and the everyday grind.”
“All of that was in the DNA of this project. I was able to be comfortable because I knew we were in great hands, thanks to those experiences.”
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