In the upcoming Apple TV+ movie Swan Song, audiences will see Mahershala Ali like they never have before. Starring as Cameron Turner, a husband and father who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the fantasy drama delves into the realm of artificial intelligence with Ali, at times, portraying a duplicate of himself on screen.
When it came to the production aspect of playing two characters in the film, “It was a lot to think about,” Ali told ESSENCE. “In this case, playing both sides of it, I had to know what I was doing ahead of time. There was space for discovery in the moment in the scene, but that happens really often when you’re working with someone else and you’re discovering moments in the scene and it keeps changing while you’re shooting.”