American Fiction is a provocative, profound new drama from Cord Jefferson, with exceptional performances from Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K. Brown. Not just our opinion either, but that of the Academy’s, as the film – and both actors – have seen efforts rightly rewarded with Oscar nominations.
To mark the film’s UK release, we had the pleasure of speaking to all three of the aforementioned individuals, to discuss the merits and layers to this film, and also to spotlight each other’s talents. Below you can watch both interviews in their entirety, as we speak to Wright and Brown about the strength of the script, the performances, what it truly means to be Oscar nominated, and of course, about the former’s friendship with David Bowie. Meanwhile we dig into the themes of the film with a fascinating chat with Jefferson. Enjoy!
Jeffrey Wright & Sterling K. Brown
Monk is a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he uses a pen name to write an outlandish Black book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.
American Fiction is out in cinemas across the UK now.