“P-Valley” star Nikko Annan was no stranger to Katori Hall drama when he signed on to star in the Starz TV series adaptation as Uncle Clifford, but he says the role on the show made him explore emotions and spaces. are allowed to apply which are not always afforded to black men.
“Uncle Clifford can be so much and yet so pure for some,” Annan told The Wrap’s Elijah Gill on Impact Report. “I know we don’t always have a space where we can be vulnerable and transparent, even on camera as an actor to be able to be this black body, this chocolate body and be vulnerable “
The role of a non-binary club owner has had a positive impact not only in the LGBTQ community but also on those who perpetrate violence against LGBTQ people.
He said, ‘The criminals have come to me. “For whatever reason, I didn’t get to look for them. It’s a blessing. That too is rare. What I am experiencing is completely rare, it is not the norm.”
Annan discussed the sympathy that his character provides to those who have been bigoted against LGBTQ people in the past.
“They quantify it and say, ‘You know I watch the show with my girl,’ and I love that too because it’s a family affair,” he said of those who approach him. “This brother said to me, ‘I used to kill people like you.’ And he said, ‘I never thought about his family.’ He was talking to Uncle Clifford, he said, ‘I see you, but I never thought you had a family, the man I shot.’ He told me that the charge that I played this role told me what a difference [we’re making],
Watch the full conversation in the video above.