Here’s what the 39-year-old Luke Cage star had the share with the mag:
On warming up to Luke Cage: “He doesn’t profess to know everything. He’s a work in progress.”
On the importance of Luke Cage to his fans: “They didn’t have any other character they could relate to, an American black guy from the streets. That became important to me.”
Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker on the first time he saw the trailer for Captain America: Civil War with his twin sons: “It was the first moment they saw Falcon — another African American character – and I looked at how they reacted. I still get emotional about it. When you come from the culture that you see onscreen, it inspires you in different ways. I grew up loving Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones and Rocky. But they don’t look anything like me. They’re universal, and you get past that, but I can’t imagine what it would be like to be Italian and see Rocky. And when I saw my sons’ reaction to Falcon, that’s when I realized the importance of what we’re doing.”
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