Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II says acting in DC movie is ‘a clown’s job’  – Casey Weekly


 Yahya his Abdul his Black his performance as  Manta in Mateen II’s Aquaman may have brought in a slew of new fans, but the actor isn’t taking his participation seriously. In a recent interview, Yahya likened her work on superhero movies like Aquaman to “clown work” and said it was unlike her work on other critically acclaimed films like Ordeal of the Chicago 7. 

 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has contributed to critical his hits such as The Trial of the Chicago 7 and his The Handmaid’s Tale, as well as commercial blockbusters such as The Matrix Resurrections. In addition to Aquaman, he  also plays a superhero in his HBO series Watchmen. He will reprise his Aquaman role in the sequel Aquaman: The Lost His Kingdom.  In an interview with Variety, the actor discussed the differences between working with both types of storytelling.

Sometimes there are things like Aquaman, that’s the clown’s job, and Aquaman is not The Trial of the Chicago 7. You have  to overcome yourself,” he said.The actor added that in order to survive as an actor in the industry, he has to take on all kinds of roles. To do so, you’ll have to play this game and smartly give the audience, the director, or yourself that “Wow, I wasn’t expecting that Chekhov or August Wilson thing.” I did so. 

 In the 2018 release of Aquaman, Yahya played a pirate and a mercenary who crossed paths with Jason Momoa’s famous superhero. This movie is the origin of his popular DC villain Black Manta and his story. The Lost Kingdom will be published next year. Directed by James Wan, the film  stars Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, and Temuera Morrison.



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