Mahershala Ali Variety Screening Series
Mahershala Ali Variety Screening Series [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqtVNgQ4Mqs&w=640&h=390]

Mahershala Ali: 'Moonlight's' Young Actor Inspired Him to Act With 'Truth'

Mahershala Ali pulled off a feat like no other, shooting “Moonlight” while also filming two Netflix series — “House of Cards” and “Luke Cage” — and another film, “Future Relic.”

The actor said he was inspired by his costars on the set of Barry Jenkins’ drama — both by newcomer Alex Hibbert and Naomie Harris, who shot her role in three days, during her “Spectre” publicity tour.

“To be around him is just such a reminder to go, ‘Okay, try not to act, and really just try to be,'” Ali said about Hibbert on Monday at the Variety Screening Series presented by AARP, and moderated by actress Juliette Lewis. “He’s such a wonderful reminder of what the truth is.”

More Variety Screening Series

  • Melissa Leo Says Her 'Novitiate' Character

    Melissa Leo Says Her 'Novitiate' Character Isn't 'Just One Thing'

    Mahershala Ali pulled off a feat like no other, shooting “Moonlight” while also filming two Netflix series — “House of Cards” and “Luke Cage” — and another film, “Future Relic.” The actor said he was inspired by his costars on the set of Barry Jenkins’ drama — both by newcomer Alex Hibbert and Naomie Harris, who shot her […]

  • Kumail Nanjiani and Michael Showalter on

    Kumail Nanjiani and Michael Showalter on One of Nanjiani's First Acting Gigs

    Mahershala Ali pulled off a feat like no other, shooting “Moonlight” while also filming two Netflix series — “House of Cards” and “Luke Cage” — and another film, “Future Relic.” The actor said he was inspired by his costars on the set of Barry Jenkins’ drama — both by newcomer Alex Hibbert and Naomie Harris, who shot her […]

  • Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe Talks Working With 'The Florida Project's' Child Actors: 'They Were All In'

    Mahershala Ali pulled off a feat like no other, shooting “Moonlight” while also filming two Netflix series — “House of Cards” and “Luke Cage” — and another film, “Future Relic.” The actor said he was inspired by his costars on the set of Barry Jenkins’ drama — both by newcomer Alex Hibbert and Naomie Harris, who shot her […]

Most Popular

  • Star Wars

    ‘Star Wars’ Fans Weigh in on the Great Porg Debate

    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has finally arrived and fans are split about their love for Porgs. Variety hit the street to interview fans waiting to see the movie outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theater about their thoughts on the newest “Star Wars” species. “I’m not against Porgs, but I’m not quite jumping on the Porgs wagon,” […]

  • Kristen Wiig Actors on Actors

    Kristen Wiig Picks Her Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Characters

    Kristen Wiig picked her favorite characters to perform on “Saturday Night Live,” during Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series. “I have a special place in my heart for the Target Lady, simply because I did her at Groundlings before I got ‘SNL,'” she told Saoirse Ronan. “I did her in my audition and I remember being […]

  • Timothee Chalamet Peach

    ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Star Timothee Chalamet on That Peach ‘Fruit Love Scene’

    “Call Me by Your Name” star Timothee Chalamet sat down with “Get Out’s” Daniel Kaluuya for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” and the chat inevitably turned to that peach scene that’s already gained some infamy online. The seventh season of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Google Home, will air from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 […]

Access exclusive content