Da 5 Bloods’ Delroy Lindo
leads Spike Lee
’s all-star cast as Paul, a Maga hat-wearing member in a quartet of Black Vietnam veterans. Decades after the war, the men reunite for a mission to exhume the remains of Stormin’ Norman, the 5th Blood played by Chadwick Boseman
, and locate their missing gold. The mission tests every man, but none more than Paul. Lindo gives a masterful performance in Spike Lee’s sweeping epic of avarice and forgiveness.
We spoke with Lindo about how movie theaters are the missing ingredient of Da 5 Bloods
experience, his decades-long relationship with Spike Lee, Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward’s powerful reaction to a pivotal scene between the actors, and why Lindo “desperately” needs to speak with Steve McQueen
about the Small Axe
The Film Stage: I was hoping come award season people could finally see Da 5 Bloods