Os­car star in de­mand

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Ma­her­shala Ali has said he turned down a num­ber of big-bud­get projects af­ter win­ning an Os­car.

The ac­tor, who col­lected a gong for Moon­light in 2016, said of­fers flooded in af­ter­wards but he was in­stead drawn to a small char­ac­ter-driven film.

Ali chose to star in new movie Green Book, set in the Deep South dur­ing seg­re­ga­tion in the 1960s.

He said: “I got in­volved with the project shortly af­ter the awards sea­son for Moon­light, I for­tu­nately had op­por­tu­ni­ties come my way that I hadn’t up un­til that point, but projects that felt like they had ex­tra­or­di­nary bud­gets and a dif­fer­ent type of pres­ence.

“Green Book was ini­tially a very small film but the char­ac­ters re­ally stood out.”

Ac­tor Ma­her­shala Ali

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