Of The Deuce at Random acts of theft at The hate you give at Project power, Dominique Fishback has built an acting career that has a solid foundation of perspective and point of view. With his last role in Judas and the black Messiah, Fishback takes his career to a new level.
The film, directed by Shaka King, who co-wrote the screenplay with Will Berson, chronicles the life of President Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) , who served as an FBI informant to help silence Hampton and the Party. Fishback takes a powerful turn as Hampton’s revolutionary and romantic compatriot Deborah Johnson (who is now known as Akua Njeri). The film is true to the current Black Lives Matter and social justice landscape – even though real-life events took place in the 1960s.
Fishback spoke to Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast to talk about the film’s impact on his life and career, as well as the revolution we’re in right now. We’re also sharing a special message with Fishback from a former New Hollywood guest – and his reaction is absolutely delicious. Listen to the episode below.