Kelvin Harrison Jr. revealed that despite the fact he plays the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the series, Genius, his favourite icon is none other than Beyoncé.
As reported by PEOPLE, referring to his role as the trailblazing civil rights activist in the anthology series the actor said in an interview, “This is so not on the Martin Luther King Jr. train of things, but it's just the truth.”
“I love me some Beyoncé,” he added.
While “there's a lot of people” who come to mind of the 29-year-old star, he can’t help but put his love for the Run the World hit-maker, on top. “It is so Kelvin to use this answer,” he told the outlet with a laugh.
Explaining why he admires Beyoncé, he continued saying that the singer is “very aware of what she's doing, and she's been specific in every step of the way. I watch every documentary, I know this.”
“I just find really exciting to watch,” the Monster star said as he referred to Beyoncé as his source of inspiration.
“She holds all of it — the critique, the love, the power that she holds to being in this moment right now — with such grace. Say what you want about Queen Bey, but she's my queen,” he further said.
The Chevalier actor also revealed how challenging it was for him to play the role of Dr. King for the series, Genius.
He told that he read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. autobiography as well as all the books he had written until his 1968 assassination
“It was like history class,” he joked and further reflected on wanting to know the revolutionary leader’s personal conduct and relationships to form a bond with the character he was portraying.
“With any historical figure, I believe, we don't get to understand who they are as an individual, who they are as a person. How do they love? What are their insecurities? How do they overcome their insecurities? What are their relationships like at home?” he said.
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