Gabrielle Union and Colman Domingo on Filming the Dramatic Events of ‘The Birth of a Nation’

     October 5, 2016

Opening this weekend in theaters everywhere is The Birth of a Nation. The passion project of co-writer/director/producer/star Nate Parker is a historical drama chronicling the life of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who was used to “pacify” other slaves in neighboring plantations via his sermons, and who subsequently led a bloody uprising that had reverberations throughout the country. The movie also stars Armie HammerAja Naomi KingPenelope Ann Miller, Aunjane EllisJackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr, Colman Domingo, Dwight HenryEsther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Gabrielle Union. For more on The Birth of a Nation watch the trailer and read Matt’s review.

Shortly after the film played at the Toronto International Film Festival I landed an exclusive interview with Gabrielle Union and Colman Domingo. They talked about what it was like filming such dramatic events, memorable moments from filming, and what it’s been like after signing on to this small indie that became something much bigger. Check out the interview above.

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