Before the world knew Harry Lennix as Assistant FBI Director Harold Cooper on NBC’s crime thriller, Blacklist, many of us knew the talented actor as Dresser in the Robert Townsend produced, The Five Heartbeats.
On the helm of the film’s 25-year anniversary, the entire cast is set to be on the Tom Joyner 2016 Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford.
Lennix talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his best memories on set, how the cast stayed close over the years and why he wasn’t planning on attending the Oscar’s no matter what Jada Pinkett Smith said.
On the success of the movie:
“The movie became big after it was in the box office. When it came out it sort of got eclipsed by New Jack City, but the thing I take away is, we had this line, the Five Heartbeats Together Forever, I knew it was something special,” he said. “That line…somehow has been made true.”
On the lack of diversity in Hollywood:
“I don’t watch the Oscars anyway. So to ask someone that hasn’t been invited…”
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