Snowfall’s Damson Idris Does His Best Denzel Washington Impression | Ext. Interview | DESUS & MERO

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Published on 22 Apr 2022, 3:30
We chop it up with actor Damson Idris aka Franklin Saint of FX's "Snowfall" and discuss him learning a South Central accent from rapper WC, being inspired by and working with the late John Singleton, growing up in Peckham, starting out in the theater, being misnomered by Denzel Washington, meeting Idris Elba at Spike Lee's party, being a Lakers fan, his defense of British biscuits, and his advice to those starting out in the industry.

0:00 - Intro
:28 – Season 5 of Snowfall and success of the show
1:05 – Getting the South Central Accent right
2:22 – On working with John Singleton
4:52 – Peckham U.K.
6:08 – On getting his start in theater
7:31 – Denzel Washington Impression
9:00 – On Idris Elba’s being like a big brother
10:42 – Favorite TV and sports
12:17 – Being inspired by his peers
12:35 – How watching old films helps his acting today
13:16 – On set
14:05 – Favorite British Foods
15:30 – Nigeran restaurants in Peckham, U.K.
16:25 – Where to travel in the U.K.
17:49 – Advice for those starting off in industry
18:14 – Neon sign


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DESUS & MERO, the Bronx’s very own, reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits. That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast, and a daily late-night show on Viceland, developing a feverish following. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keeps audiences buzzing. DESUS & MERO continue to host their Bodega Boys podcast.