I am so excited I got a chance to interview actor David Oyelowo at the Icon Mann Pre-Oscar event, which celebrated black men in entertainment. David Oyelowo has played supporting roles in the films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013).
In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama). He also starred in the HBO movie Nightingale, for which he won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. I absolutely loved his role in Queen of Katwe opposite Oscar winning actress Lupita N'yongo. This guy is a great actor and I was thrilled to get a chance to speak with him. Watch my interview below.