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Actor Aldis Hodge Would “definitely” Play the Late Bernie Mac in Biopic

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Bernie Mac‘s daughter, My niece McCalloughwant Aldis Hodge to play the late comedian in a biopic – and he’s totally into it.

“First of all, I wish I had met him before he died. I wish I had worked with him,” Hodge, 37, said exclusively Us weekly at the Amazon MGM Studios and Prime Video preview on Tuesday, May 14th. “It’s the highest honor for her to even say that. His daughter? It doesn’t get any higher than that.”

He continued: “So, you know, I don’t even have to step into those shoes. The fact that she wants me to fill those shoes is enough for me.”

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Mac died in August 2008 at the age of 50. John LegendThe Get Lifted production company later confirmed plans for a biopic, with McCallough telling TMZ in June 2021 that Hodge could easily play the prolific star.

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Hodge, known for his roles in Leverage And hidden figures, told Us that he would “definitely” say yes if a casting offer came his way.

“I mean, I used to do stand-up comedy. From the age of 13 to the age of 17 I had a room at the LA Improv. I used to host [a] show,” Hodge said Tuesday. “I love comedy and am a huge comedy fan. When it comes to my work, I want to do more of it. I think the magnitude of his life and what he brought to it, at least for me, having grown up with Mr. Mac, that would just be high praise and honor and a lot of privilege.”

Further details about Mac’s future biography have yet to be revealed, but Hodge is staying busy pending a possible audition. He is currently starring on Prime Video Crosswhose first season is scheduled to premiere later this year.

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“It checked every single box for me, both professionally and emotionally. Professionally, we have a fantastic team. We have a great set,” enthused Hodge. “We have a really healthy environment and good leadership Miranda Siwak Ben Watkins to the rest of the team. Ben’s vision when it comes to the narrative is incredible, but our cast are incredibly talented, amazing people and I love the evolution. I love the potential. Sometimes I have been involved in projects where I felt like our potential was limited and we couldn’t exceed it.”

He continued: “With CrossWe fully exploit the potential and go beyond it. And that’s exciting for me as a viewer because I know that every time I come back I’m going to experience something bigger, fatter, better and deeper.”

Hodge and Prime Video have released the first trailer for Cross, and confirmed an early renewal of the second season during the preview presentation on Tuesday.

With reporting by Andrew Nodell

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