On the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan, Ray (Liev Schreiber) is the go-to guy who makes the problems of L.A.’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls disappear. It’s the problems in his own life that he never seems to know how to handle, and probably the biggest problem in Season 2 was Cookie Brown (Omar Dorsey in a chillingly stand-out performance), a music business entrepreneur who became a major threat to Ray’s family.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Omar Dorsey talked about finding his place among all of the tough characters already on the show, not playing the stereotype of a character like this, his favorite scene, that he knew his character’s fate all along, and why this was a fun character to play, but not someone you’d want to be like in real life. He also talked about what it means to him to be a part of the upcoming feature film Selma (due out in limited release on Christmas day), about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights marches that changed America. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are major spoilers.