Actor Wood Harris recently sat down with VladTV to talk about the differences between American and British actors and his time filming HBO’s The Wire.Harris said he believes European actors are better than American actors because of their upbringings and their connection to the Moorish contributions of Europe. Whereas black Americans often deal with an inferiority complex due to the misconception of slavery and the falsification of history.
“Black Americans grow up with a built-in inferiority switch that is always in the shadows if you really believe you come from slavery,” Harris said. “Lots of black people don’t come from slave backgrounds but we don’t know it.”
When asked about his favorite memories from The Wire, Harris reflected on the poverty stricken neighborhoods of Baltimore and how it affected his character, Avon Barksdale.