Michael K. Williams and Marsha Stephanie Blake took on the roles as parents of Central Park Five member Antron McCray in the new Netflix
In this sit-down with EBONY, Williams discusses his role as Bobby McCray, the father who actually encouraged his son to confess to a crime he didn’t commit, straining their relationship for years. Blake also shares her experience getting to know the woman she played, Linda McCray, who fought tooth-and-nail for her son’s freedom, even when Antron himself gave up hope.
Check out the clip above. When They See Us is available now on Netflix.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.