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Mike Colter Opens Up About 'Luke Cage' in Donald Trump's America

Mike Colter stars in a feature for Esquire.com, out now.

Here’s what the 41-year-old Luke Cage star had to say…

On his dad: “My dad was born in 1939 on what was a plantation, sort of like a sharecropping situation. And then, when he married my mom, they moved away from that. This was in South Carolina, so this is a weird thing because, for him, he just felt like all the stuff he achieved was more than he expected to achieve.”

On one thing his dad always told him: “Make sure you marry a woman who’s smarter than you are.”

On a Trump reference from Season Two that Colter interprets as a warning of things to come: “It’s calling attention to leadership—misguided leadership, leadership that’s no longer humble, that doesn’t listen to the people. We put in a person who doesn’t care about what people think. It’s become a scary notion that there’s someone in charge who doesn’t care what you think anymore, who doesn’t care about offending his constituents, offending the people that he’s supposed to serve.”

On the stakes being even higher for Luke Cage in Trump’s America: “I think every person who’s not a white male in this country feels a little vulnerable right now.”

For more from Mike, visit Esquire.com.

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Luke Cage's Mike Colter Attends Premiere with Pregnant Wife Iva!

Mike Colter walks the red carpet with his pregnant wife Iva at the premier of Luke Cage season two on Thursday (June 21) in New York City.

The 41-year-old actor announced earlier in the day that he and his wife are expecting a baby girl.

“We are feeling happy but a bit nervous as well. It’s a new member of the family. While it will shift focus for us again, our daughter Niles will probably be affected the most, so we are making sure she feels comfortable and excited with the change to our growing family,” the couple told People.

Also stepping out at the premiere were Mike‘s co-stars Rosario Dawson, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis, and Cheo Hodari Coker.

Season two of Luke Cage begins streaming on June 22!

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Luke Cage's Mike Colter & Wife Iva Expecting Second Child!

Luke Cage star Mike Colter and his wife Iva are expecting their second child!

“We are feeling happy but a bit nervous as well,” Mike told Us Weekly “It’s a new member of the family. While it will shift focus for us again, Niles will probably be affected the most, so we are making she sure feels comfortable and excited with the change.”

They revealed that Iva is currently six months along in her pregnancy.

The couple also have a three-year-old daughter named Naiella. Congrats to the happy couple on the news!

Luke Cage season two premieres tomorrow on Netflix!

'Luke Cage's Mike Colter On Season 2: 'The Stakes Have Risen'

Mike Colter poses alongside his co-stars Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi and Mustafa Shakir while visiting the Build series to discuss their hit Netflix series Luke Cage at the Build Studio on Wednesday (June 20) in New York City.

“This season, the stakes have risen because Luke’s expected to be a leader in a community that has a lot of problems,” series lead Mike told Variety.

“In his way are people who think they should be able to rule Harlem as a queen, as Mariah [Dillard] would call it, whereas Luke looks at that more as a dictatorship. He sees Harlem as a democracy,” Luke continued. “It’s a completely different way of doing things, so that’s going to come to a head.”

The latest season of the series is set to premiere globally on Netflix on June 22 – Watch the final trailer here!

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Marvel's 'Luke Cage' Releases Final Trailer for Season 2 - Watch Now!

The final trailer for Marvel’s Luke Cage has arrived, and you can watch it right here!

The latest season of the series, which premieres globally on Netflix on June 22, unveiled the latest teaser on Tuesday (June 12).

In the season, Mariah Dillard is faced with an imminent and formidable threat to her hold over Harlem – the unstoppable Bushmaster. Armed with Mariah’s deepest secrets, Bushmaster endangers everything that she holds most dear. Meanwhile, Luke Cage wrestles with the idea of intervening and protecting Mariah for the good of Harlem.

The final preview of Marvel’s Luke Cage season two gives us a closer look at Mariah, played by Alfre Woodard, going up against Luke’s bulletproof foil, Bushmaster, played by new cast member Mustafa Shakir.

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

Watch below!

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