How a Meeting With Fred Hampton Jr Made ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’ Stars ‘Give Everything’

How a Meeting With Fred Hampton Jr Made ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’ Stars ‘Give Everything’
A version of this story about “Judas and the Black Messiah” and stars Daniel Kaluuya and Dominique Fishback first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

In September 2019, Fred Hampton Jr. gathered the cast of “Judas and the Black Messiah” in a house in Chicago to ask them each a very important question before taking on the life story of his father, Black Panther leader Fred Hampton: “I want to know from every one of you why you want to do this movie, and I’m going to start with you,” he said, pointing directly at Daniel Kaluuya, who was playing Hampton.

“Oh, my gosh,” Dominique Fishback — who plays Hampton’s wife — remembered thinking. “After Daniel went, Chairman Fred was like, ‘I’mma come back to you,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, Jesus.'”

It was an appropriately intense experience ahead of filming what
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