Diggs takes over the titular role in the revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in New York, playing the transgender rocker who sings about her botched surgery.
Hedwig is the role of a lifetime. I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications. I also like wearing nail polish.
Diggs will return to Broadway for the first time in a decade in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, stepping into the musical’s lead role on July 22. His casting marks the first time the role has been played in a major New York production by an African-American actor.
Elle Magazine interviews Diggs about wanting to be in the Magic Mike movies.
I’m 100 percent interested. If they put me in it, I would absolutely love to do that. I’m a huge Channing Tatum fan. I’ve met him and he was so humble and very complimentary of me, and I was like, ‘You’re the huge movie star.’ He’s somebody that I remember from that Mountain Dew commercial. At the time I thought he was half black. So I’ve been following him.
Diggs guests on Conan and talks about the possibility of starring in the Magic Mike sequel. He also discusses his desire to play a Marvel super hero on-screen as well as his soft spot for touching commercials.
It’s embarrassing. It shows all these guys in these wheelchairs and they’re talking about teamwork and whatnot, and how it’s not just for one person, and everybody has to be a team. And then at the end of the commercial, you realize everybody gets up from the wheelchairs except one dude, and you realize all these people were playing basketball with the dude on the wheelchair, and they were all playing in the wheelchair to make him feel included.
Hall interviews Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrance Howard and Harold Perrineau on The Arsenio Hall Show to discuss their film The Best Man. They also talk about the state of African Americans in Hollywood film. Chestnut comments about the Best man being a positive film for African Americans:
I have to give that credit to Malcolm Lee. I think this was really the first time that a lot of the gang genres that was coming out just prior to this. It was the first time that you saw a group of affluent, articulate young black people.