A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films. Or, if you start out as a comedian, it's easy for you to be approached about nothing but comedies, and comedies with all black casts.
The fight didn't end there. I've never boxed in my life, never been in a military base in my life, never grew up with anyone in the military. I had to go train and do a bunch of things I had no clue about: physical training in the gym and boxing training and learning the choreography. I can say, hands down, 'Annapolis' is the most challenging film I've ever taken on.