His upcoming film “The Gray Man” is causing a lot of buzz with its star-studded cast including Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Billy Bob Thornton.
“It was huge,” Woodard said of the project. “I had a ball with Ryan, Anna, and Bill Bob.”
Woodard joked that he was told he would be shooting all over the world for the film, but later realized that was not the case for him.
“They said it shoots in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Czech Republic, all these places,” the Emmy award winner explained. “You know where I shot my scenes? Long Beach Airport,” she said with a laugh.
The Oscar-nominated actress also stars in the civil rights drama “The Porter,” which is set in the 1920s and inspired by real events from North American railway workers.
“We are long overdue for ‘The Porter’ story of the men who shaped the fundamental, decidedly North American and state, black middle classes,” Woodard explained. “They have always been the people in our community who were aware of what was happening in every city. He played a very important role in the civil rights movement. They are striving, the way most black people are, and certainly were in that period. ,
Woodard has been entertaining audiences on the small and big screens for decades, but when it comes to his most memorable projects, he remembers experiences on set rather than the titles of movies.
“I’m a process person, I remember shoots,” Woodard said. “I remember what the experience was like—the shooting experience—and what it had to do with the people I had experiences with.”
“The Gray Man” is set to hit theaters this summer on July 15 and will stream on Netflix a week later.
“The Porter” is now streaming on Beta+.