What Laz Alonso’s Learned From James Cameron, Spike Lee, Salim Akil, and His Mom


James Cameron, who I worked with on Avatar, taught me a very important lesson. And that is that no detail is ever too small. Everything that you do carries the same level of importance. James is the kind of guy who’s known for shooting very long days and for taking his time with everything he does. But the reason he does that is that he puts the same attention and detail into a very, very big scene as he does into a very small scene. He’ll treat a one day payer’s character just as importantly as he treats his main cast. And that’s why his projects come out the way they do.