The Tony-nominated actor stars in two of autumn’s biggest films, Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk. So why has he suffered from imposter syndrome?• Donald Glover on Atlanta: ‘I’m not making a TV show, I’m making an experience’He might wear it lightly, but Brian Tyree Henry is a star. Over the next few months he appears in two of the most anticipated films of the year: Steve McQueen’s thrilling money heist film Widows and Barry Jenkins’s poetic adaptation of James Baldwin’s classic novel If Beale Street Could Talk. He’s playing Spider-Man’s father in next year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animation and, of course, he retains a central role as rapper Paper Boi in Donald Glover’s Fox series Atlanta. Aside from his ubiquity on screen, this year he was nominated for a Tony, for best featured actor in a play for his part in Lobby Hero, and for an Emmy for his role in Atlanta. Deep down, however, he’s still not used to his newfound status – and he’s not sure other people are ready for it, either.“I just finished doing this movie with Amy Adams and Gary Oldman,” he says over lobster tacos and buffalo wings at the swanky Essex House restaurant across from Central Park in Manhattan. “It’s called The Woman in the Window. And I just remember sitting at the table read and knowing that Gary Oldman has an extensive theatre background, Amy Adams has an extensive theatre background, and I knew that people didn’t know that I was just nominated for a Tony. So I’m just sitting there like … OK.” Continue reading…

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