Masks, are we still having this same conversation? This may specifically be for Texas and Mississippi, but we know masks work. So what is the problem? No one is a FAN of them, but we do what we can to protect ourselves and others. It's really that simple.
If you're Leslie Odom Jr, you've had quite the month. Not only did him and his wife just have a new baby, but he's up for two Academy Awards for his portrayal of musician Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami. Ahead of the big show, we sat down with the eclectic actor for his thoughts!
2 Oscars for Odom?
But that wasn't enough, because now Odom's trophy case might get some new friends with the two Oscar's he's nominated for. That would put Odom well within reach of EGOT territory.
He's nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song.
After the song Speak Now did in fact win the Critics Choice Award for Best Original Song, we sat down with Odom to talk about how he's handling all these accolades.
"I have achieved far more than I ever thought was possible, and I'm being honest. I wanted to be in the chorus of Broadway shows, just to make a living doing this thing I love to do, that would mean the world."
Odom plays legendary musician Sam Cooke in the film that depicts a real life meeting between Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and Jim Brown. We caught up with the real Jim Brown early last year!
"We have to go back to the simplicity of love and caring and respect, and integrity. All of those quality words apply today, and are needed."
But how does Leslie feel about all the success?
"I'm excited that One Night in Miami is part of the conversation means a lot. I'm excited to celebrate all the work that's been done, and then I'm excited to get back to work, too."
Stay humble, Leslie, we'll catch you at the Oscars!
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In Vanquish, Ruby Rose plays a mother whose daughter has been taken hostage by a former drug courier played by Morgan Freeman. Our very own Arthur Kade had the honor of sitting down with the star herself to hear all about it.
Rose, who got her start from modeling and television, is now becoming Hollywood's newest action star.
We talked further with the star about when she knew she wanted to further her career and delve more into film after her breakout role on Orange is the New Black. Rose said:
"I would say right after 'Orange is the New Black,' after 'Orange' it just- the floodgates came in and they just opened the door up. I went into 'Resident Evil' to 'John Wick' to 'Triple X', I felt very honored and lucky to be doing that and to still be doing it, y'know. I'm very grateful to be here."
Rose also talked about working with the legendary Morgan Freeman:
"It does not get much better than that- with working alongside one of the greatest actors to ever exist in the history of film is, uh, something that I feel very blessed and very lucky to have been able to do."
You can watch Vanquish now both digitally and On Demand.
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