The movie ‘Selma’ (click here if you missed it) is making a lot of headlines and so are the cast members.
Movie directors Ava Duvernay, as well as lead characters of the ‘Selma’ movie David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey, were tapped for the latest issue of Variety magazine.
Read excerpts from their interview below!
Oprah on the timing of ‘Selma’ in the world: Divine timing is what it is. You get to see the magnitude and power of their discipline and strategy. And also, in the end, that they called on love. When (King) called on those clergy from all over the country, they actually came and (were willing to give) up their lives.
David on playing Martin Luther King: I was really drawn to this man — to the self-sacrifice, the notion of love in the face of hate. As a man of faith, the things that he held dear were the things that lodged in my spirit.
Ava DuVernay on directing ‘Selma’: I was like, ‘Are these people really serious?!’ I didn’t have to pitch. (David) had done that for me. What was important to me was that everyone be real. I was interested in the people who were there, being bludgeoned and humiliated: the real Amelia Boynton, the real Diane Nash, the real John Lewis, the real C.T. Vivian, the real Andrew Young.