Hamilton star Daveed Diggs has told the rallies in support of the Black Lives Matter movement had inspired him to re-examine the hit show through a different view.
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Daveed Daniele Diggs is an American actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping and in 2015 originated the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton, for which he won both a Grammy Award and Tony Award.
The trailer of the much-awaited Hamilton, the creators, are all set to treat the fans of the musical with the film on the eve of US Independence day by running it on Disney Plus Hotstar.
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Actor Daveed Diggs who will be playing characters of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, in a recent interview stated how the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement gave him an unusual sight to view the musical through new sight.
Hamilton actor Claims
“It’s a different eyepiece through which to view the show, and I think all art gets to be looked at through the eyes of the times that it is being viewed in, but, significantly, it’s coming out right now during a global pandemic, and a global awakening about the long-lasting effects of slavery and the value of brown bodies and all of these things,” the actor claimed.
Daveed also stated that the producers had chosen the exact time to release Hamilton, as he said, “All of these things are baked into the show as well, we are just talking about it through a different lens at the time, so I’m excited that it’s coming out now so that people can use it. It’s nice to see the protest signs that are valuing Hamilton; it’s a good thing.”