Ahead of the premiere of his highly-anticipated Apple TV+ sci-fi film Swan Song, two-time Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali stopped by The Breakfast Club to discuss taking on the baton from Wesley Snipes as Blade in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film, as well as his role as Cottonmouth in Luke Cage

During his sit-down, Ali talked about the encouragement he felt from the kind words of his predecessor, Wesley Snipes. 

“Man, you know, humbled and so encouraged by that,” the Emmy nominated actor and California native “Because he didn’t have to say that. Wasn’t nobody really asking him like that. So for him to come out and say that, somebody I look up to so much, I sincerely appreciated that. So thank you, brother.”