Can A Black Man Save The World? Star Of ’24 Legacy’ Talks New Role


24: Legacy: Corey Hawkins. 24: LEGACY begins its two-night premiere event following "SUPERBOWL LI" on Sunday, Feb. 5, and will continue Monday, Feb. 6 on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mathieu Young/FOX

Most known for his role as Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton, Corey Hawkins plays Eric Carter on FOX’s new hit series, 24 Legacy.

He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about replacing the legendary Kiefer Sutherland in the role and reveals if a black man can indeed save the world.

“We were shooting the new King Kong in Vietnam and the producers of 24 saw Compton, they contacted me and said I was the only person they sent the script to and they hoped I liked it. I did and they offered me the role. Which is rare. Especially at this point in my career,” Hawkins said.

24 Legacy airs on FOX at 8p/7p CST. Click the link below to hear the entire interview.


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One thought on “Can A Black Man Save The World? Star Of ’24 Legacy’ Talks New Role

  1. I loved the show 24 with Keith Sutherland and the new one has some of the same excitement; however I can’t figure why you would put a black man in the role even though it’s not Jack Bauer! Even the woman you picked for his wife is not attractive at all. You completely change the show. I can understand moving forward with new people as it moves forward. So glad to see Tony A back! All my friends and people I know have been very disappointed; however Fox 5 seems to have most of your shows all about people of color. To bad you did bot use another unknow actor a little lighter.

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