Actor Bill Nunn Reflects on 'Do The Right Thing' Role

Nunn, who played Radio Raheim in the Oscar-nominated 1989 Spike Lee film, says the role has stayed with him for years.
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Transcript for Actor Bill Nunn Reflects on 'Do The Right Thing' Role
He's OK I just pray air. Okay thank you thank you Enron. So some of it's my fifth anniversary what struck you. Which certainly was how old we all world map I think it's associated with radio right. It's pretty much a daily thing really still to this day when you think about how much of. Impact that had on your career what do you think about that role. Well it's. For my career was huge. I've been working ever sense. I was I was just starting and found there was like my second family. So. Considering you know 45 years later I'm still working nights in this very huge for me it was. Breakout role yet and yet it if it's so relevant now in light of recent events what what is seen what went through your mind when you saw the Aaron Carner video. You know you watch in Baghdad loses life it is incredibly say it. And once you get through the sadness would Sox come to mind. Well for me I'm just giving a little tired of watching these mothers on television. He's for mothers you know grieving their sons. And two children. It makes me. Wonder sometimes about you know where the compassion is. Let's talk a little bit about us. That day on the sex mean rose I've interviewed Rosa press earlier today. And she said it was a very emotional day that people sort of forgot for a moment that they were acting what was that day like for you. It was it was electric. I didn't forget we were acting in any point I've felt. And electricity in the air it was it was palpable throughout the old neighborhood and and we fill other. A responsibility. To this story for it to get it right. Get an authentic and. Cummins is and they weren't changed. Well it looks it looks like. GE said yeah. The main thing. This is like a trip down memory lane.

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