By: Ashlee Wilson | Tue 14 Jun 2016, 14:30
Actor Regé-Jean Page talks about his character in Roots on HISTORY.
Regé-Jean Page talks to us about his role as Chicken George in the highly acclaimed drama Roots.
The buzz around Roots keeps getting bigger and on Wednesday 15 June at 20:30, we get to see why when it premieres on HISTORY (186).
Watch the video below for a taste of what we can expect from Chicken George:
Check out our interview with Roots actor Regé-Jean below:
“It’s a huge honour and responsibility,” said Regé-Jean on what it means to be part of such a historically and emotionally rich show. “It’s a strong and astonishing story, all the characters kept their three-dimensional aspects. It’s not a story about suffering and slaves - but rather about extraordinary people who survived,” said Regé-Jean.
Chatting about his character, Chicken George, Regé-Jean said: “George has had incredibly difficult circumstances, he’s very ambitious despite being brought down. He feels he has no limits.”
“I share the ambition and curiosity with Chicken George,” said Regé-Jean, “and also not wanting to be defined.”
If he could meet Chicken George, Regé-Jean said he would advise to listen to his mother more. “I think I’d give everyone that advice!” he continued.
On playing alongside such big industry names Regé-Jean said: “It was extraordinary and the standards were so high which makes everything very special. Every single member on set was personally invested to make this story incredible for the fans back home.”
We can’t wait to see Regé-Jean as Chicken George in action in Roots, premiering Wednesday 15 June at 20:30 on HISTORY (186).