When you’re discussing serious shows like “Guerrilla” and “The Night Of,” comic relief is almost necessary. On Thursday, TheWrap held its Emmy miniseries panel at the Landmark Theatre, where five actors discussed their roles on limited series TV dramas.
For Michael K. Williams, filming “The Night Of” was particularly challenging. “The Night Of” tells the story of a young man who is tried for a murder he didn’t commit. Williams mentioned in the panel that he and his co-star, Riz Ahmed, filmed for 180 days and often performed scenes in small, cramped rooms. These constraints – and the heavy subject material – were difficult for both actors. As Williams put it, “I definitely needed therapy after that f—– shoot was over!”
On a bit of a lighter note, “The New Edition Story” star, Woody McClain, recounted the story of how he landed the role. During his audition, McClain was asked to show off his best dance moves, ala Bobby Brown. “I ended up in my drawers, giving one of the producers a lap dance,” McClain says.
Watch the full video above. Listen to Michael K. Williams talk about “The Night Of” from 9:10 to 10:00. Listen to Woody McClain talk about his audition at 23:27.