“12 Years a Slave” video interview

By: Izumi Hasegawa   October 18, 2013

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In this WhatsUpHollywood.com video interview, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor gives us insight into 12 Years a Slave, in which he stars as a free man abducted into slavery. Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, Ejiofor was inspired by Northrup’s autobiography which helped him immensely in capturing the character.

Michael Fassbender, who plays a slave owner, reveals that the script attracted him to the project with its eloquence, and he tells us how he captured the accent of a Southern man of the period. Both stars of 12 Years a Slave talk about the film delving deep into the intricacies of slavery and how these are still issues that we deal with in not just modern-day America, but the world over.