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It’s art imitating life and unfortunately, it’s an emotional roller coaster that’s hard to ride. Shots Fired, the FOX show that takes an all too realistic look at social injustice and racial bias, is a timely piece of work that left actor Mack Wilds unable to perform.

HH spoke to Wilds while at the recent Shots Fired screening and panel discussion, where he opened up about how the controversial and untimely deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling left him in tears and unable to do his job. “I remember just walking into my trailer and seeing my cop uniform and bursting into tears,” Mack, who plays Deputy Joshua Beck, revealed. “I couldn’t even contain myself … but after about two hours of boo-hooing [executive producers] Gina and Reggie came and just let me know we’re doing this for a reason.”

Take a look at our interview below, where Mack’s co-star DeWanda Wise also recounts a difficult time shooting a scene reminiscent of the riots in Ferguson following the death of Mike Brown.

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Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview

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Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.

“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”

According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.

Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.

“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”

She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”

In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.

“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.

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