Posted by | Ray Cornelius
In efforts to promote the debut of this weekend’s highly anticipated civil rights drama, “Selma,” a few of the film’s stars and famed director appear on national magazine covers. First up is VARIETY which features leading man David Oyelowo along with actress and film producer Oprah Winfrey and director extraordinaire Ava DuVernay. Inside the trio talk about the “divine timing” of the film in light of the ongoing national debate on racism.
“You get to see the magnitude and power of their discipline and strategy,” says Winfrey to VARIETY. “And also, in the end, that they called on love. When (King) called on those clergy from all over the country, they actually came and (were willing to give) up their lives.”
Common looks rather dapper on the cover of ROLLING OUT. Inside, the actor and TV host discusses his role as SCLC pioneer James Bevel as well as his views on God and the evolution of Hip-Hop.
“This is one of my most fulfilling moments in my life as an artist, actor and as a human being. When we do art like this, it’s an extension of what they did,” Common tells ROLLING OUT. We’re keeping that dream going. The more I learn my history, the more I have love for myself, love for my community and I love others. We’ve come a long way, we’ve got a long way to go. The fight is overcoming injustice and letting love prevail and fighting for peace.”
SELMA is in theaters nationwide!
Photo Credits: VARIETY.com and ROLLINGOUT.com