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Hassan Johnson on Acting in Belly & Paid in Full, Does His Famous Meme from The Wire (Part 5)

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Part 4: https://youtu.be/-oJtdZFWVaA
Part 1: https://youtu.be/vzkEHCuHSVU
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In this clip, actor Hassan Johson recalls the audition process for “The Devil’s Own,” starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt. The Brooklyn native then tells a story about the role that Bimmy from the Supreme Team played in the story. From there, Hassan looks back on the two years that followed, when he was cast in “Belly,” “In Too Deep,” and “Black and White.” He reveals that he originally wanted to play the role of Tommy but that DMX was a much better fit for the role. He also states that Method Man gave the director, Hype Williams, extra incentive to make sure he was cast in the role of “Mark” in the classic film. As the interview moves along, Hassan talks about working with LL Cool, Nas, and Sticky Fingaz before sharing a story about hitting on Nia Long while they were cast mates. From there, Hassan revisits playing ‘Wee-Bey’ on “The Wire” and the classic meme that he inadvertently created while filming. Lastly, Hassan talks about the legacy of “The Wire” and calls it a top three show of all time, along with “Breaking Bad.” He mentions the plethora of careers that the show helped launch, from actors like Michael K. Williams and Dominic West to Andre Royo and Wood Harris.

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