Monday, May 23, 2022

Oprah Winfrey & Michael B Jordan At the ‘David Makes Man’ Red Carpet Premiere – EUR Exclusive/WATCH

*EURweb hit the red carpet for the premiere of the OWN drama “David Makes Man.” It was intimate but Executive Producers and cast still shed light on topics that aren’t often talked about.

Michael B Jordan and Tarell McCraney discussed code-switching while the queen of talk, Oprah Winfrey spoke on how important it is to start telling young black boys stories too.

“You really code switch during your everyday life whether you know it. You don’t act the same as you do at work than you do at home.” Lead actor Akili McDowell explains. “So for me to just bring it on screen I had to just dig deep and bring it out.”

Meanwhile, McCraney goes on to explain how he feels code-switching is being faded out by the younger generation.

“I think that one thing that is really important to us is that our young people more and more aren’t code-switching. They’re teaching us to navigate in a world that’s more authentic.”

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(L-R) Michael B. Jordan, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oprah Winfrey and Akili McDowell (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)

David Makes Man is a one-hour 10-series lyrical drama about a 14-year-old prodigy named David who is from the projects and is haunted by the death of his closest friend but still heavily relies on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. David must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.

Set in South Florida, the coming of age show explores the inherent trauma sustained in the fight for survival for young black boys and is Inspired by events in McCraney’s own life.

“I’m always interested in using the work, the art to shine a light on what is really meaningful,” Lady O says while concluding the red carpet.

Make sure you catch the riveting cinematic drama on OWN next Wednesday, August 14 at 10 pm ET/PT

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