Anthony Mackie covers UPTOWN magazine

Anthony Mackie covers "Uptown'Anthony Mackie is featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Uptown magazine. The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star dishes on his acting career and poses in a multi-page fashion spread.

In the article, the actor distinguishes the craft of acting from being a celebrity figure. “There’s a difference between being a working actor and being a celebrity,” says Mackie. “If you’re in this field you have to ask yourself that in the beginning and be honest with yourself. If you want to be a celebrity go after that 100 percent. If you want to be a working actor, it may mean doing a play that no one sees, but you love the craft.” Despite his rising success in the film industry, the actor isn’t focused on becoming a household name, adding “I love where I am right now. If I grow up to be Don Cheadle, I’m very happy with that.”

Watch Mackie on the set of his Uptown photo shoot in a behind the scenes video below.

Uptown June/July 2012

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