Belfast Telegraph

Adewale: I sing and dance in Annie

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has revealed he cannot wait to show off his comedic chops in Annie.

The British actor stars alongside Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhane Wallis in Will Gluck's musical remake.

"You are going to see a light-hearted side to me. I think I get to sing and dance at the end as well so it's a lot of fun," he said.

Adewale, who plays champion gladiator Atticus in Paul WS Anderson's disaster epic Pompeii, relished being involved in lighter fare as compared to his previous works such as Thor: The Dark World and The Mummy Returns.

"Annie is very different to when you see me playing Atticus (in Pompeii). It's a very light-hearted character," he explained. "I play the character of Nash and he's the right-hand man, driver and security guy to Daddy Warbucks, who is played by Jamie Foxx."

The 46-year-old, who formerly starred in Lost, will next return to the small screen with Odyssey, a drama pilot created and written by Peter Horton.

"It's a great conspiracy international thriller and it's a great character I'm playing - Frank Majors, who heads up this elite operative force who goes into northern Africa to find and take out a rogue operative. He's an assassin," he said.

Adewale, who has a law degree from King's College London and a Masters in Law from the University of London, also revealed he would never have pursued a career as a lawyer.

"Never. Law was a great platform because you always use the qualities that you get - the discipline, the focus, the analytical skills that you use when you're acting, but I never had any intentions on falling back. I'm only going forward," he said.

:: Pompeii is in cinemas now.


From Belfast Telegraph