Darrin D. Henson | Actor | Author | Award-Winning Choreographer
This interview has been lightly edited for content and clarity.
On the role that started his acting career:
My character Lem Van Adams, from Soul Food was the role that kicked off my acting career.
On a role that he accepted which he felt he could have exhibited more of himself in:
All the roles I accept have been roles where I’ve read the script, went through all the characters and embraced the role wholeheartedly. With truth in mind, I never look back after that.
On the roles that resonate the most in his personal life as an actor:
My favorite roles that I’ve played include Lem Van Adams from Soul Food, Jim Brown in The Express, Robert in Black Coffee and Orlando in The Family Business.
On the process of how he conceptualized his book, Pregnant With Thought:
Pregnant With Thought is actually a collection of my own thoughts. One morning I woke up out of sleep with this phrase in my head after working with Ari Squires over a very powerful weekend. We are all pregnant with thoughts, but we must give birth to those thoughts as well through our actions.
On his new show on BET, The Family Business:
The Family Business is about the Duncan family which is very strong black family that’s involved in the exotic car business and the narcotic business. They are a very successful family and success often brings enemies so watch the drama unfold on BET every Tuesday at 9 PM.