EH: For me, growing up as a kid, I didn’t have a Mom or a Dad.

Even though I understand a lot of their complaints, I respect the fact that they care enough to speak out and I want to be supportive in this way and I also want to share my position, even though it might be different than theirs, but it’s all valid.



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EH: Yeah, I love these kind of Marvel and DC…these characters I think as you get older, and I’ve got kids, grandkids and great-grandkids…how do we participate?

BT: While L.C. There are many amazing, talented young people with so much to offer. But I really trust him. Character

But in this case, I wanted to say: “Okay, no, we have to do this”, we have to make sure that there are certain things that we have to do correctly.

BT: Is there someone with whom you’ve worked that you’ve taken under your wing?
I did Fantasy Island with Ricardo Montalban years ago and I was just starting, I mean nobody knew my name and that show would bring in a lot of guest celebrities. I’m limited in a way. It’s people that want to work with you and that’s simply a huge difference. But just because L.C. Of course, the show is very diverse, and so it's not just. Hey, it’s screen legend Ernie Hudson! And for me on The Family Business, because it is a big production, I get to set the tone and I think that we demand from the other actors that they show up. But Ricardo, he came and knocked on my dressing room door and welcomed me to the set and took me around and introduced me to the other cast members and sat and had lunch with me and I thought that was so gracious to be included.

EH: Yeah, and Grace & Frankie, honestly that’s one of those things that comes along and you say: “Thank you”. See all photos. BT: What do you like most about playing L.C.

EH: It was important to produce it because I felt like unless I—rightly or wrongly—unless I got actively involved to try to move it forward, it might not have had a chance. https://modernfamily.fandom.com/wiki/Ernie_Hudson?oldid=34677. Gender We’re all making this. Win a Digital screening link of Antebellum!

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Edward Norton. Ernie Hudson’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he has a ruling planet of Jupiter. He is popular for being a Movie Actor.

I mean if I’ve got to go to a set and somebody’s unhappy and they’re throwing tantrums, walking off, and people aren’t being treated fairly or kindly or honestly, I have the hardest time. To me, it’s a dream, and we talked about getting together again and I never assumed it was going to happen, so the fact that we got a chance to reconnect, that was really, really special. Sometimes there’s some people…not everyone sees it that way. He spoke at length about why he enjoys being a part of the Netflix series Grace & Frankie, we addressed rumours Hudson had been in talks to play T’Challa’s father in Marvel’s Black Panther, and a whole lot more. But as of now, nobody is going back to work that I'm aware of.". And I want to be with people who want to do the work, but without all the extra stuff which I don’t have time for.

Is this something that matters to you? This whole Zoom from your home kind of technology has taken us to a new place, it’s a new time, and having it be on BET+ and I know that L.A.’s Finest (on which he also starred), which was originally on Spectrum, will now be airing on Fox.

The following is a condensed and edited version of a meditative chat with the delightful Ernie Hudson of The Family Business. He played the role of Miles, a friend of Jay Pritchett's, in "Virgin Territory" and "Bringing Up Baby".

I think with L.C, we see him with his grandkids [but] there are consequences to all these things, and we don't normally with bad guys, get to see the consequences of that choice you made. Hudson admits the humanization of a family who are not exactly the good guys makes the series so much more appealing to the masses, especially in a time when Black voices are being amplified. I came into this business 50 years ago, and we felt, or I felt, that they’re not going to let me do this or that, and they’re going to have these limitations. BT: You must have felt the same for Netflix when Grace & Frankie was a success for that streaming service.
's the head of the Duncan household, doesn't mean he's immune to some very entangled moments of violence and drama — one of which almost threatened his life in the finale. Duncan, and he executive produces the show as well. But I love working with people who want to work and like my work, but trying to do things and hope that it will turn something else and maybe I will get this?

EH: Well, I’m excited about what I am doing.

he said. Would this be something that would be of interest to you to play a mentor or a father or a father figure type?

In order to do that, I have to show up and that means a lot, because that’s not always the case. I think that a lot of times it’s not as important to me, I do my job and let them do what they want to do, it’s okay.



EH: Yeah, yeah, and I think that it’s about being inclusive. Rodeo.’s Spencer Locke, Interview: Hanna’s Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney and Anthony Welsh. Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA But of course, this being Ernie Hudson, we had to ask about the Ghostbusters Zoom reunion which took place a couple of days prior, as well as his role in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. I want to be with people who love what they do, they come to work, that’s why I love working on Grace & Frankie. And also, in the old days, there was a lot of…you’d go in and you’d think it’s your job to convince someone to do it, as opposed to someone else doing it. Years Active I can see that you’re calling from an L.A. phone number. I’m always fascinated by the family dynamic and this was a chance to portray a black family that wasn’t victimized or at least not in obvious ways and who walked around feeling empowered. He's a facilitator in the art of language and a fan of both playwright Samuel Beckett and TV scientist Dr. Samuel Beckett. Ernie Hudson

As far as the story goes, it's based on a series of books, and [Carl's] got about eight or nine books worth of stuff.

EH: I’ve worked with a lot of people. "We saw that a little bit on Sopranos, but I've never seen it in a Black family. Duncan kind of wants to slow down his role in the business, this isn’t you in real life, right? I think that if they had come to me and simply offered the job that would have been fine, but this way, I had the chance to…I think having a seat at the table, I have a say in it. You know what I mean?"

While the show features an all-star cast, including the likes of Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist) and Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Hudson's character L.C. You know, I love everybody on the show, it’s been pretty extraordinary, and the fact that the fans, to my surprise, not the older fans who I think would naturally enjoy watching the show, but a lot of younger people…I mean, it’s really been a cross-section of people—black, white—who will come up to me and really, really relate to the character. I mean it was almost spiritual. So, a lot of those things – it's just dealing with, 'I need to get out of this, but I can't now, because it's just too much on the line, and too much at stake.' [chuckles] If I’m watching a show and it’s going to be nasty and mean-spirited, I’m like: “I don’t want to…it’s not where I want to be right now”.

Ernest Lee "Ernie" Hudson Sr. is an American actor, playwright and producer known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow, and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz.