Jacob Latimore has been hailed as one of the entertainment industry’s breakout stars, quickly climbing up the ranks as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation. From Collateral Beauty to Sleight to now Detroit, we have seen the 20-year-old actor Latimore transform right before our eyes.
Recently, the Wisconsin-native sat down with his co-stars, among them Algee Smith, from his latest project as they interviewed each other, revealing their feelings about the ever-so relevant movie Detroit. Check out excerpts from the interview as printed in RawPages.com and then take a peek at the video below as they discuss the movie further.
Algee Smith: What made you want to do Detroit?
Jacob Latimore: Actors should be a part of things that are culturally relevant. This is our way of using our voices and platform to stand on something and not to just shine for no reason.
Algee Smith: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from director Kathryn Bigelow?
Jacob Latimore: That perfection. She won’t leave set until it’s perfect. She was like “No, we got to redo this.” And we’re just like “What?” (laughs) That’s what I love about her.
Algee Smith: How has Detroit influenced your view of current day issues of police brutality?
Jacob Latimore: It shows that nothing’s really changed. This is something that happened 50 years ago and we have cameras now and we’re still seeing it. Now we’re going back to 1967 where a lot of these things are rooted from and it shows the justice system is very much still the same.
To read the remainder of the interview in its entirety, click here.
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