Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce Flaunts His Independent Spirit

On Oscar weekend, the ‘Treme’ actor is honored with a nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards for his stellar work in ‘Four’

Kelley L. Carter

by Kelley L. Carter, February 22, 2013

Wendell Pierce


Twenty years from now, there are going to be kids who ask, “Mr. Pierce, in New Orleans’s darkest hours, what did you do?” And I want to be able to have a really good answer for that. I wanted to be able to say, “This is what I did: artistically, Treme. Civically and commercially, Sterling Farms,” and to be able to rebuild my neighborhood of Pontchartrain Park where my parents lived.

EBONY: Treme is going to come back for one final season. Can you give us any juice about it?

WP: There’s not much I can tell you, but you see where the characters’ lives come to. You see where Antoine comes to, and how he has evolved into a man that he didn’t expect to become. Even though our series comes to an end, you get a sense that all of these people and these characters that you met in New Orleans, like the city itself, will be going on.

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