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Leslie Odom Jr. (‘The Many Saints of Newark’): David Chase’s writing ‘allows you to express your own soul’ and ‘your own humanity’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Leslie Odom Jr. (‘The Many Saints of Newark’): David Chase’s writing ‘allows you to express your own soul’ and ‘your own humanity’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

“I was inspired. Nobody writes like David,” declares Tony and Grammy winner (plus Oscar and Emmy nominee) Leslie Odom Jr. about his reaction to first reading excerpts of “Sopranos” creator David Chase‘s screenplay for his highly anticipated prequel film.

“That’s the power of his writing,” he says. “He writes with just enough specificity that you don’t feel out to drift. You don’t feel like the writer is asking you to do all their work for them, but there’s also just enough. He leaves just enough question marks on the material or just enough open that allows you to express your own soul, for you to express your own humanity through his work.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Odom Jr. above.

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