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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Forest Whitaker HollywoodNewsWire.net  "The Last King of Scotland"  photo
The Last King of Scotland
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Sep 26, 2006
The Last King of Scotland

Q1: What about the Oscar buzz?
FW: I guess if it happened it would be really important and I guess it could help my career. And I'm really liking that people are liking my work to be able to talk about it like that. That's the great thing. I worked really hard on the character. And hopefully that's going to get people talking and get people into the movie theaters. This is a little movie. It was made for not that much money, like $8 million. And they are only putting it in 4 theaters on Wednesday. Hopefully if people keep talking like that and keep talking positive about the movie they will open it up wider and the movie will get received and stuff.

As far as the reality of that, I've done a lot of movies where people have talked about my work and performances and it's just not been the case. When I was doing The Shield earlier this year all these reporters were talking about me winning an Emmy. I wasn't even nominated and I feel really strongly about ...

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