On last night’s episode of Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on CBS, actor Michael K. Williams shared the personal side of his journey from a “street kid in the projects with low self-esteem and a need to be accepted,” as the actor put it, to becoming the much-revered actor that he is today, who has been able to keep himself in-demand, performing on both the big and small screens, an eclectic mix of roles.
He also talks about how playing Omar (likely the character he’s most-known for) in “The Wire” was a breakout role for him, and all the lessons he learned from it. He seems like a humble, unpretentious dude who realizes and appreciates the position he’s in, and likely doesn’t take any of it for granted.
It’s a brief clip, but I realized that it’s actually rare that I see Michael K. Williams appearing on these late-night talk shows, being interviewed. It’s good to see him get the attention.