'12 Years A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Solomon Northup
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’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Solomon Northup

Chiwetel-Ejiofor 12 years a slave

Chiwetel-Ejiofor 12 years a slaveChiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup in ’12 Years A Slave,’ an adapted version of the autobiography of the kidnapped slaves life.

Ejiofor sat down to discuss how he connected with the character and what he discovered about his life.

See a part of his interview at MadameNoire.


He had this depth of spirit and passion, a kind of instinct for life, an absence of hatred. He was able to get rid of anything that wasn’t useful to him, and to only keep things that were gonna keep him alive and keep his mind intact. Hatred was just not gonna be useful. It would only eat him; he didn’t have any place for it.