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Michael K. Williams on Being Casted to Play Ol’ Dirty Bastard + Pulls from Sway’s Mystery Sack

Through the Wire.

Michael K. Williams, of ‘The Wire‘ and ‘Boardwalk Empire‘, came by to hang out with Heather B and Tracy to give up some game to listeners who are a fan of his work as well as current/aspiring actors. What excites him about getting a new project? How does he go about choosing a script to say yes to? The way a story is written remains one of, if not THE most important factors.

March 2nd will tell kick off a very unique story as he takes on the role of a gay African American Vietnam veteran in ‘Hap and Leonard‘, something that may seem outside of his past appearances but also shows the popular actor’s versatility and growth. Tune in to Sundance Channel at 10pm EST as the new crime-drama takes you on a wild ride, courtesy of novelist Joe R. Lansdale. 

Learn more about the upcoming series and catch a few amazing Ol’ Dirty Bastard stories including the fact Williams was chosen to play his character if/when the film comes to life:


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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