Jeffrey Wright: "I'm Not Afraid to Play the Villain"

The star of Hunger Games and Boardwalk Empire talks acting.

Posted: 11/22/2013 08:45 AM EST
Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright has just three words of advice to aspiring actors looking to make it in Hollywood or on Broadway: "Don't do it." The veteran actor, celebrated for his work on television, the stage and the big screen, is discouraging of those ready to throw themselves into showbiz's rough waters, but tells the ones who refuse to be deterred to "learn about things outside of acting."

In our exclusive interview with the star of Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Boardwalk Empire, Wright also talks about his quest for an Oscar to add to a shelf already crowded with Emmys, Golden Globes and Tonys. Plus, insight into his Boardwalk Empire character and Wright's feelings about taking on challenging and unsavory roles.

Watch our interview with Jeffrey Wright below, and see Hunger Games: Catching Fire in theaters now.

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