David Harewood on Being the Martian Manhunter

On a new Hard NOC Life, we’re joined by Supergirl star David Harewood! But first, Keith takes a minute to tell the origin story of the WICOMICON Pop-Up in Baltimore over the weekend.

David Harewood talks about growing up as a nerd in the UK reading comic books and watching Monty Python. Then reveals what it was like being cast as the Martian Manhunter on Supergirl. He also explains what it was like working alongside another classic J’onn J’onnz in Carl Lumbly and itching to wear a superhero costume. David also discusses the difficulties of being a Black actor in Britain, the difference between mo-cap and traditional acting, and why representation in media is so important.

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