- Veteran US actor, Forest Whitaker, isn't convinced that he did his role as Archbishop Desmond Tutu justice
- He played as the SA icon in the biopic The Forgiven and was humbled to have the chance
- The actor says he has looked up to Tutu for all of his life
Popular American actor, Forest Whitaker, was very humbled and proud to get to play the role of a man he has looked up to all his life.
Whitaker played Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the film The Forgiven and feels he did not get to do Tutu justice, according to SowetanLIVE.
"I'm not sure I was able to reach the place that I would have liked to [have] done to justify what a man he is. He's such an important individual and sometimes you just give it your best.
"You (SA) have produced a couple of leaders that have been important in my life. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu have affected my thinking a lot. It's a great gift."
Briefly.co.za gathered the film is based on a play titled The Archbishop and the Antichrist and it revolves around a fictional account of Tutu's search for answers during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The actor has met Tutu more than once during their UN philanthropic engagements over the years as well as when he was preparing for his role.
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