Fresh off of wrapping Copper in Toronto, Essandoh recently chatted with CityBeat
about playing his groundbreaking character on the show, his brush with
an Internet death rumor and some of his own television obsessions.
Director Lee Daniels (Precious)
finds himself in a most curious position less than two months from the
release of his new film, a historic drama detailing the life of Eugene
Allen (here known as Cecil Gaines and played by Academy Award winner
Forest Whitaker), a quiet Everyman who served eight presidents during
his time as a butler in the White House
It’s September 2011. Occupy Wall Street
is in its early stages, the country mourns the 10-year anniversary of
9/11, the 2012 election race is in full swing — a tumultuous and
exciting time to re-enter The Newsroom(10 p.m. Sundays, HBO).
There is much drama at the heart of
biblical relationships, but most modern translations resort to soap
melodrama, the absurd and tasteless that has now become commonplace in
our reality-based culture.