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If ever there was a time for the world to see a bulletproof black man, it’s certainly now. On September 30, Netflix will debut its new series Luke Cage, based on Marvel’s superhero of the same name, and in the wake of the recent fatal police shootings of African-American men across the country, the show is definitely right on time.
HipHollywood sat down with the show’s creator, former music journalist turned screenwriter, Cheo Hodari Coker, about the irony of the show’s release and subject matter.
“It’s time, the world needs that kind of imagery,” said Coker, referring to a quote he made in Variety that the “world is ready for a bulletproof black man.” “This is probably one of the most challenging things I’ve ever been a part of, but also the most rewarding.”
Mike Colter, who was first introduced as Luke Cage on Netflix’s Jessica Jones, echoed those sentiments. “This project is something we’ve worked very hard on to make it successful, and I’m so proud to be a part of it and for people to see it.”
So, how did he prepare to play this humble yet hardcore hero? “I don’t like the gym, or working out, but I had to put on 30 lbs for the role,” Colter said.  “If you’re going to kick a lot of butt, you gotta look the part.”
Find out what his adversary, Mahershala Ali, who plays Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, and Alfre Woodard also had to say about their roles on the show and why audiences will love it in the video above.

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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