Shaft actor Jesse T. Usher recently sat down with EBONY to discuss the latest installment of the classic film series, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson and the original Shaft, Richard Roundtree.
Here, the actor plays a game of name association, sharing his first thoughts on castmates Jackson, Roundtree, Regina Hall, Method Man
Calling Hall a jokester, Usher recalled the Girls Trip actress cracking several jokes on set while Roundtree impressed by embodying his legendary character even while off-screen.
Usher also praised leading man, Jackson, for his willingness to speak up for his co-stars and demand a film set like no other. Check out the clip above.
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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.