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David Oyelowo Opens Up About 'Nightingale': 'This Was A Role I Had To Play'

David Oyelowo Opens Up About 'Nightingale': 'This Was A Role I Had To Play'

David Oyelowo is handsome in a blue suit while attending the premiere of his latest film Nightingale held at ArtBeam on Thursday (May 28) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actor was joined at the event by his wife Jessica and director Elliott Lester as they promoted the flick, which is available on HBO now!

“This was a role I had to play,” David told the LA Times. “Essentially I’m always looking for ways to scare and challenge myself. I look for things that take me outside my comfort zone, and all of that would be taking place in this piece.”

“I didn’t come out of character — I effectively didn’t shake him. I moved out — I didn’t want that around my wife and kids. I was solitary,” David continued. “I would take food from the set — I didn’t want to go into shops, didn’t want to talk to anyone. That enabled me to tell the truth. I don’t recognize anything of myself in it. I was so entirely invested in being that guy. This was really giving myself over to something.”

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