Magazine article Variety

'Get This out of My Hair or I'll Take It out Myself!'

Magazine article Variety

'Get This out of My Hair or I'll Take It out Myself!'

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He started by playing the young Chris Rock in "Everybody Hates Chris," and Tÿler James Williams is now earning laughs sprouting a giant Afro in the hit Sundance satire "Dear White People." He's also rumored to be among the new cast of "The Walking Dead," premiering Oct. 12 on AMC, though he remains coy about details, jenelle riley

What appealed to you about "Dear White People"?

When it hit my desk, I thought, "This is something that can not only possibly define my career, but define a generation."

I hear getting the Afro just right was an ongoing saga?

It was an ordeal. At one point, we tried a weave that I was supposed to keep in through production. At five o'clock one morning, I called and said, "Get this out of my hair or I'll take it out myself! …

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