America can't afford to lose writers of this caliber because they just don't come along that often. The worst of it is that there were probably 10 more plays, but the best of it is that he promised and delivered.
I chose him because he really knew how to box for real. Omar is so good that several times boxing trainers and managers were trying to actually sign him to a contact.
With this, I'm holding up a mirror to society, and every aspect of the story actually has a historical precedent.
Acting is the easiest money you'll ever make in your life, and directing is probably the hardest money.
Because I killed a guy in real life, and because my character kills a guy onstage, they said I could never do anything this great again. I resented that.
I just don't want to do a movie because it paid me a lot of money.
I still make more money as I do as an actor than director, however I don't want to be a commercial director.
For me, I have to love it and feel something for it because you're going to be stuck with it for two years, and if you don't love it it's going to look like that on screen.
And like everybody else, I like the Rocky movies, but if you look at them again you can see all the misses, but the intensity of it, but that wasn't what this is.
What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson's work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,... Otherwise it was impossible.
I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries.