O-T Fagbenle: Becoming Barack

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Cortney Wills sits down with actor, writer, director, songwriter, and producer, O-T Fagbenle to discuss how he took on the role of Barack Obama in ‘The First Lady’ and what went into cultivating his career as a multi-hyphenate artist in Hollywood. We also dive in to his turn in ‘We Crashed’ and analyze his beloved ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ character, while pondering what’s next on his long list of upcoming projects including collabs with some equally impressive siblings.  

Acting Up

Acting up is smart, relevant and dedicated to supporting Black Excellence in Hollywood. Hosted by Cortney Wills, TheGrio’s Entertainment Director and pop culture junkie, covering music, TV and film since 2005, she guides us through one-on-one conversations with icons, celebrities, actors, producers, directors, and all the Black people who keep this industry thriving.

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