John Amos on a spiritual experience he had on the set of Roots

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
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Actor John Amos talks about an experience he had on the set of the miniseries Roots, which he describes as something similar to a seizure. He shares the conclusion he came to on the meaning of this incident:

"I’ve decided that it was my ancestors talking to me, telling me that this was not just a role, but I was going to be their voice, I was going to be the voice of those slaves that had been captured and enslaved and that I must stay with my convictions as to what this character was."

Watch John Amos' full interview to hear about his long career, including Good Times, Roots, and much more.

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