Laurence Fishburne participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the television miniseries, "Madiba", at AOL Studios Jan. 26.
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There are a handful of roles that every good actor is more than honored to play. So when Laurence Fishburne was asked to portray Nelson Mandela in a new miniseries, he didn't hesitate. Fishburne put aside his fears when he learned he'd be filming exclusively in South Africa with South African actors helping tell the story Mandela told in his own autobiographies.Director Kevin Hooks, who directed Fishburne in "Fled," put the actor at the top of his list when it came to casting. Hooks knew he made the right choice while filming Fishburne in a scene in which the imprisoned Mandela learns his son has died.
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