Magazine article Variety

Everyone Needs to Feel They're an Integral Part of the Film

Magazine article Variety

Everyone Needs to Feel They're an Integral Part of the Film

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Lakeith Stanfield first turned heads in 2013's SXSW breakout "Short Term 12," but 2015 may be the year he becomes truly ubiquitous. After portraying Jimmie Lee Jackson in "Selma," the 23-year-old actor and musician will soon be seen in Don Cheadle's "Miles Ahead" and Oliver Stone's "Snowden," as well as playing Snoop Dogg in N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton." He'll also play the lead in an untitled true story of a Brooklyn man wrongfully convicted of murder. Andrew barker

How much research did playing Snoop require?

Early on, I think Snoop was a little bit shy, and a bit reserved, but he played it cool. Wherever he went, you couldn't help but be a bit high by his energy. I saw that in him and tried to channel that into the character. …

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