After his experience with Watchmen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been thinking a lot about disruption. In the show’s timely exploration of systemic racism in America, the actor plays two roles—stay-at-home dad Cal, and the Black god known as Doctor Manhattan. The HBO series’ reception was so powerful that it changed the way he thinks about art, and the roles he wants to pursue going forward, Abdul-Mateen says. “Watchmen was the first thing that I was a part of, where I saw its potential to be a change agent. That was a really good feeling, and I want that feeling again.” In his interview with Deadline, Abdul-Mateen also speaks about his physical transformation into Doctor Manhattan, his 16-page dialogue scene with Regina King, as well as other high-profile recent roles, including his guest-starring turn on Black Mirror. Related Story Damon Lindelof On How ‘Watchmen’ Continues To Resonate – Crew Call Podcast DEADLINE: What resonated with you, when you read the scripts for Watchmen? YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II: From the very first episode, we were into that story of the massacre in Oklahoma, and the way that it was very descriptive and detailed, and leaned into that history in a way I hadn’t… Read full this story
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