Anthony Mackie co-stars in Our Brand Is Crisis, a film loosely based on the 2005 documentary of the same name. He appears opposite Sandra Bullock in a political satire that gives a truthish peek behind the curtain of presidential campaigns. Mackie plays Ben, a campaign manager trying to fight the good fight in the dirty business of politics. When sat down with the star, he didn’t hold his tongue when it comes to why he would never go into politics, who he’d really like to see in the oval office, and how this role is connected to him starring as Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO’s upcoming film, All the Way.—Crystal Shaw King