Everyone from Bolton Hill to Bed-Stuy knows the name Wood Harris — the name has been synonymous with “hood classic” since the ’90s. Say what you want about us being in the 21st Century, it hasn’t changed the outcome of one of Chicago’s finest, and his grind.
Coming down from the high audiences experienced when Harris starred on Southland and Hawaii Five-0, the graduate from New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School is walking on the bad side again in director Pete Travis‘s Dredd 3D.
The rebooted project finds the future America as an irradiated waste land. From the East Coast on down lies Mega-City One, a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order and justice lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Harris, who plays “Kay,” a henchman who is integral in the plot of the script, challenges Dredd (Karl Urban) and his rookie partner Cassandra Anderson (played by Olivia Thirlby) to stop the city’s latest scourge — a dangerous drug called “Slo-Mo”.
Wood’s acting skills are as sharp as ever, and in this exclusive interview with the talented thespian, he talks about his role in this week’s upcoming blockbuster, his directorial aspirations, reminiscences on his Above The Rim co-star Tupac Shakur, and Twitter.
Be sure to check out Dredd 3D when it hits theaters on September 21, and enjoy our chat after the jump!