If we had our way, we’d speak to Courtney B. Vance on a weekly basis. The actor, who is renowned for his character studies, in profound tales, has a wonderful calmness, and infectious outlook on life, and this was evident as we discussed his latest venture with him, the stirring, political series 61st Street, which takes a look at systematic racism, and corruption, in the city of Chicago.
We spoke about his preparation for the role, and what Chicago as a city means to him, while we also discuss his production company he has started with his wife Angela Bassett (what a couple), which intends to fight back against the censorship and erasure of black stories.
Watch the full interview with Courtney B. Vance here:
Moses Johnson, a promising Black high school athlete, gets swept up in the Chicago criminal justice system when he is arrested as a supposed gang member after an officer dies during a drug bust gone wrong. Franklin Roberts, who has promised his wife that he will retire as a public defender, takes on Johnson’s case because he recognises its potential to upend the entire Chicago judicial system, challenging the institutional racism and endemic corruption at its heart.