The Tempest: An Interview with Djimon Housou by Wilson Morales

Wilson Morales: How exciting and hard was it to do a Shakespeare film?

Djimon Hounsou: Well, you can imagine. I guess that people who are born with the English language being their first have a difficult time with it. So you can imagine me after five languages, this is like a foreign language all together. It was fun and definitely challenging and it was very difficult to get around words and then you also had to worry about the makeup, the four or five hours of makeup on a daily basis. That was a lot, too.

 

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