Fishback only has a few scenes, but she brings nuance to a one-note role —  and it brought future opportunities. But what’s meant to be will happen, and that was a prime example for me where I was so sad that I had to let it go and it just came back around. Are you going to stick with rapping? How do I get to the girls?” And we didn’t have any time, so I really had to just look back at what I had done before and took those certain words. That means a lot to me. I was laughing and he was like, “Don’t give me that, I’m going to spend it.” But I like to believe he still has it up somewhere. She and Danny — who also fits those descriptors — clash throughout the day. But being in New Orleans, everybody dressed up and there was a party. We were just kind of in flow. Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have both been playing it relatively low-key in recent years, but they've teamed up for this sci-fi drama in which crime is running rampant thanks to a pill that gives the taker superhuman abilities for five minutes. We went and Jesse came out, I did spoken word and everybody got to know each other even better. But that was kind of the extent of it. Yeah, we trust each other as artists and as people. It was just a lot of fun. If you like to rap, or sing, or write lyrics, or make music - … I think she’s a class act. How did you evolve as an actor after working on Show Me a Hero and The Deuce with him? We just did it. Having appeared in The Hate U Give and HBO's The Deuce, the 29-year-old was up for perhaps her largest part yet -- a leading role in Netflix's summer blockbuster Project Power -- and wasn't going to let the mishap distract her from this opportunity. Because here it was, the finale on a Sunday, and on a Monday, I’m with the creator, and we’re just seeing his favorite city. | Cookie Settings, The breakout star recalls missing out on the role (at first), and Foxx helping her out after she lost her wallet while traveling to L.A: "He pulled out this white envelope with a wad full of money, took out a $100 bill and gave me $100.". And then, when we wrapped up the movie, I gave Jamie the $100 back in a frame, and I signed it. They said that as soon as me and Jamie did our on-camera test together, they were just really blown away. The Bureau extorted a man named William O'Neal (played by LaKeith Stanfield in the movie) to gain Hampton's trust and feed them information, including a map of Hampton's Chicago apartment. Fishback plays Hampton's fiancee Deborah Johnson, now Akua Njeri, who was eight months pregnant and in the apartment when the police murdered him. I sat with about 9 girls, recorded their accents and they were telling me a little bit about themselves. She rapped so fast. Going toe-to-toe with the two of them was a tall order, but her two co-stars were blown away. in Theaters, By signing up, you agree to our I mean, when I was 16, I wrote a rap for a boy that I liked, and I recorded it and everything. Dominique Fishback was flying from her home in New York City to Los Angeles for a chemistry test with Jamie Foxx when she lost her wallet. You had the producers saying it, you had the extras saying it, you had the crew members saying. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter It was masterminded by Terence Nance, a Brooklyn-based creator who was briefly set to direct the long-promised Space Jam sequel. Nicole is one of the friends sitting with Kimberly in the bleachers when she buys pot from a dealer, and one of the girls who tries to get into a nightclub using a fake ID. So, we were all really vibing, improvising and going off of each other. As she put it, "I chose to focus on her human emotions and who she is on the inside.". I’m from Brooklyn, East New York. But having her in the classroom scenes next to me was amazing. I’ve been working on it. You should read the script and if you don’t want to do it, it’s no harm, no foul because, well, it’s about the rise of the porn industry in the 1970s.” And I was like, “Okay.” So then, he sent me the script and I read it, and when Darlene watched the movie with the older john and she was crying at A Tale of Two Cities — she just really had this profound heart and you really cared about her. Dominique Fishback's next big project is Judas and the Black Messiah, a biopic of Fred Hampton. She's gathered glowing reviews from feminist activist Gloria Steinem, The Wire and The Deuce creator (and Fishback's regular collaborator) David Simon, and Hocus Pocus star Kathy Najimy. But that was quickly washed out by the directors (Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman). She likes Tupac. If you wanted to sum up the roles Fishback has tended to play in her career so far, you'd probably go with "troubled teens." I’ve always wanted to represent them with heart and responsibility. The truck scene that introduced Art (Foxx) and Robin was quite intense. Yeah, it was a true full-circle moment. Hocus Pocus is still one of my favorite movies to this day. That’s something that you hold on to. Dominique Fishback was flying from her home in New York City to Los Angeles for a chemistry test with Jamie Foxx when she lost her wallet. That’s over the course of every episode. (Laughs.). But after reading the script, "I just really felt like I had the experiences and authenticity to really go after this character," she told IRIS. And by the end... life has kind of beat her down.". Project Power revolves around a mysterious pill that temporarily grants powers -- bulletproof skin, super strength, invisibility -- to its user for five minutes of super heroics. She has a tempestuous relationship with her boyfriend, gets pregnant, and is then evicted. Hampton was one of the most famous figures in the history of the Black Panther Party and in the fight against racism in America. Dominique Fishback was calling out racism in her own projects before her role in The Hate U Give. "This is a brilliant young artist who's got a long career ahead of her. "Anybody out there who's a fan of movies and a fan of acting and actors should watch Project Power, if for no other reason than to check out Dominique Fishback," Gordon-Levitt tells ET. It is a really dope shot, and I’m so glad we did it. So, I decided to do TLC. Fishback appeared in HBO's Random Acts of Flyness in 2018, a half-hour kind-of sketch show that's part drama, thriller, animation and comedy, and entirely committed to showcasing Black storytelling. You start in one place and then you end in another place. And he’s an amazing actor and scene-partner. And then, with that too, I was in ADR for Show Me a Hero and David said, “Let me talk to you after,” and I was like, “Okay.” So, then he came to me and was like, “So, I’m doing a new show. And then, one of the directors gave me $50. Fishback played Billie in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, which aired for six episodes in 2015. So was there anything unusual about the process of getting this great role? Cookies help us deliver our Services. I think a lot of the things that I was dealing with was more of the breath support. It was felt. A resident of a housing project, Fishback's Billie deals with a lot. A couple of months later, Fishback played another teen in trouble, this time a young woman in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy, in celebrity doctor dramedy Royal Pains. Disney always had Halloweentown, and all these things where people dress up. The song tells the story of Carter's life raising four kids as a single mom, while also hiding the fact that she was gay. Fishback's small screen career started with tiny parts in two big hitters. Ooh, thank you. So, with TV, I learned that it goes really fast. Fishback plays Starr's friend Kenya, with whom she also shares a half brother. Oscar Isaac plays the young mayor at the center of the drama, which might be why Poe Dameron from The Last Jedi looks so familiar. Georg Szalai.

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