Mahershala Ali shines a light on prejudice
MOONLIGHT’S Mahershala Ali won’t be taking his Oscar for granted after revealing his years of struggling with prejudice.
The US star, who was this year’s best supporting actor for the coming-of-age drama, first experienced racism as a ten-year-old, when he saw fellow subway passengers hiding their rings from him.
Ali, 43, said: ‘You start getting these little messages that you are something to be feared.’
Even once he became a celebrity, with roles in TV series such as House Of Cards, he told GQ how he was walking along a street when ‘some cops roll up on you and say straight up, “Give me your ID”, and you’re like, “What the f***?”’
To read the full interview, head to GQ.com.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth