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Fatherly Advice – An Interview with Into the Spider-Verse’s Brian Tyree Henry

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Tony and Emmy nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry is having one hell of a year; starring in Hotel Artemis, White Boy Rick, Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk, he’s impressed fans and critics alike.

Mostly known to fans for his breakout role in FX’s Atlanta, Henry is about to star in one of the most anticipated movies of the last eight years.

On December 14th, the world will be re-introduced to Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the groundbreaking animated movie that’ll see Morales tackle high-school life as a superhero and the “Spider-Verse” where there can be more than just one Spider-Man.

Brian Tyree Henry as Officer Jefferson Davis

Henry takes on the role as Officer Jefferson Davis, Morales father who is just trying to help his son adjust in a new school and navigate life as a teenager not knowing the real secrets Morales is hiding from his family. Playing a softer and gentler role, Henry was attracted to the script because of the message of family and love, not often seen in movies depicting the African-American and Latino communities.

The Koalition spoke to Henry about his role and his career which started in the hallowed halls of Yale University Drama School.

Check out the interview below and make sure to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on December 14th.

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