Mario Van Peebles and Son Mandela on New “Roots” Series Being More Than a Project, “It’s Our History”


Legendary actor and director Mario Van Peebles has been brought on board by The History Channel to direct park of their new “Roots” mini-series. Joined by his son Mandela Van Peebles who plays Noah, Mario speaks on the opportunity being much more than a project, “It’s our history,” he boldly states.

Making it a point to tell a very historically accurate story the father-son duo open up about knowing the whole truth and sticking to it. During their stay Mandela also shares how he sent in an anonymous audition tape to get the part on his own.

Watch the full interview and tune into The History Channel on Monday, May 30th for the premiere of “Roots.”


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