As one of Hollywood’s premiere character actors, Harry Lennix has built an incredible career for himself. He is an actor’s actor, and 2013 is proving to be a banner year with a string of starring roles including NBC’s highly anticipated new series The Blacklist alongside James Spader. This summer alone, Lennix has appeared as General Swanwick in the blockbuster, Man Of Steel, as well as in the soon-to-be-released suspenseful found footage feature, Evidence, and on September 6th, Mr. Sophistication, a film he executive produces/stars as fictitious comedy legend, Ron Waters — in a tour de force performance that’s sexy, subtle and commanding.
And what a pantheon of characters it is. He played Aaron The Moor in Titus, Julie Taymor’s edgy 1999 big screen adaptation of Titus Andronicus, one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays. It’s a rare actor that is as adept with the Bard as with comedy (Little Britain, Barbershop 2: Back In Business), science fiction (Dollhouse, The Matrix Revolutions), drama (Ray, E.R., The Five Heartbeats), and action (24, Collateral Damage).
Here “The Lab NYC’s” Arthur Kade sits down #InTheLab with the brilliant Harry Lennix to talk about his new role opposite James Spader on NBC’s highly anticipated “Blacklist”, his role as Ron Waters in “Mr Sophistication”, his thoughts on race in Hollywood as well as Trayvon Martin and The Butler, announcing the Batman/Superman combo at Comic Con, meeting Tom Cruise, and so much more!