Michael K. Williams talks Ol’ Dirty Bastard role (Video)

Posted on May 16, 2012 /Film

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Michael K Williams sat down with MTV to discuss his upcoming portrayal of late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard (born Russell Tyrone Jones) in the new indie pic Dirty White Boy. When speaking of his preparation for the role, Williams had a lot to say. “I had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful mother, Ms. Cherry. We sat down for, like, three hours, and she told me the most amazing stuff about her son and a lot of things that the public didn’t know. I’ve been talking to people who know him well … people who knew him when the cameras weren’t rolling,” said Williams. The actor described ODB’s backstory by stating “I’ve got a lot of insight into who he was as a human being and as a man and, dare I say it, scholar. The dude was quite smart. You have to be able to recite mathematics and be 5 percent of god body — you can’t play with that. You have to know what you’re talking about. It’s a lot of studying, a lot of knowledge.”

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