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Wayne Brady Talks Playing Gravedigger In ‘Black Lightning’ On CW – Hollywood Life


Wayne Brady has entered the world of superheroes and villains! The ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ star spoke to HollywoodLife about his new function in ‘Black Lightning.’

Fans are able to see Wayne Brady in a brand new function come 2020 — as Tyson ‘Gravedigger’ Sykes within the CW sequence, Black Lightning! Diverging from the everyday roles we’ve seen the comedic star in, like in Whose Line Is It Anyway? and because the host of Let’s Make A Deal, Wayne revealed to HollywoodLife.com how excited he was to develop into part of the DC Universe. “I’ve been a fan of Black Lightning since I used to be a child studying DC comedian books, after which to see that it was made right into a present, after all I used to be hooked from from day one. I’ve wished to be part of the DC Universe and to be part of a Greg Berlanti mission for some time now,” he revealed in an EXCLUSIVE interview whereas selling his partnership with Tracfone. “I was approached about doing Gravedigger, who is, depending on the iteration they’re going with — which I believe is the third one — this character actually has had a few lives.”

Wayne continued to clarify that his Gravedigger was “hiding as a former soldier special operative who was given something very similar to the super soldier serum that Steve Rogers, over in the Marvel Universe had — except this super soldier serum gave Gravedigger enhanced strength, but also things like telekinetic powers and maybe some telepathy.” The actor stated, nevertheless, that Gravedigger is “a little disgruntled right now” when he comes into the CW sequence in early 2020. “I don’t know how he’s going to interact with Black Lightning,” Wayne stated. “He’s being called a villain, but I also know he’s been on both sides of the law, so being a villain depends on your profession and I can’t wait to see what his place in the show is.”

While it might appear completely different to see the hysterical actor in a extra critical function, Wayne defined that “acting is acting” and “whether it’s comedy or drama” he “loves being able to do the whole spectrum.” “But I feel that if you can do comedy, then you can do anything because it’s the same muscle. It’s more to make someone experience the emotion of laughter. I never wanted to be pin-holed as ‘just one guy.’”

Wayne spoke to HollywoodLife whereas selling his partnership with Tracfone, who not too long ago relaunched it’s model and introduced new plans that give customers the management they need with no-contract plans that function Unlimited Carryover Data. “TracFone is basically giving you money by saving you money, because they’re putting an end to all this waste,” Wayne defined. “No one wants to waste money and now they don’t have to!”


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