Here’s what the 44-year-old The Dark Toweractor had to share with the mag:
On his The Wire character Stringer Bell:“Where I grew up, gangsters had to be smart. That whole flashy thing—no, mate. It was suits and smiles. I said, ‘That’s how I’m going to make Stringer.’”
On how his father’s death affected him: “I got to a place where I wasn’t even living anymore. I was becoming a robot with my work. I have no fear of jumping out of burning cars or out of buildings on set, but in reality, I couldn’t run one hundred meters. I just felt out of touch with reality.”
On something he cannot do: “I’m not good at building furniture…I’ve tried it.”
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