Broadway star Colman Domingo dishes on upcoming movie roles
Colman Domingo has had an illustrious theatre career so far, including scoring a coveted Tony nomination last year for his role in Broadway’s The Scottsboro Boys. The actor recently sat down with BlackFilm.com to discuss some of his upcoming film projects.
Domingo has landed roles in some of the most highly anticipated film projects in recent memory, including Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, Lee Daniels‘ The Butler, and Brian Helgeland‘s Jackie Robinson biopic 42.
“I play Private Harold Green in ‘Lincoln,’ where me and David Oyelowo have some really beautiful moments with the President (played by Daniel Day Lewis),” said Domingo. “I can’t say much on the film, but it’s a wonderful role and was a beautiful experience working on that project. Working with Spielberg was fantastic. You’re working with the best of the best. He’s the most humble, lighthearted, and generous man and working with Daniel Day Lewis was spectacular. He’s the actor’s actor. In ’42,’ I play Lawson Bowman and he used to own this steakhouse up in Harlem where he and Jackie Robinson had a great relationship. I shot that in Georgia.”
When discussing his role in Daniels’ period drama, The Butler, the actor revealed he would be playing a “significant” butler in the White House alongside Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, and Oprah.
Domingo can be seen next in Spike Lee‘s Red Hook Summer, which opens in theaters on Aug. 10.