Nick Robinson and Margaret Qualley (‘Native Son’) on the controversial story: ‘Nobody in this film gets away scot-free’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Nick Robinson and Margaret Qualley (‘Native Son’) on the controversial story: ‘Nobody in this film gets away scot-free’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“Nobody in this film gets away scot-free,” says Nick Robinson about “Native Son,” HBO‘s modern update of Richard Wright‘s classic but controversial 1940 novel about Big (Ashton Sanders), a young black man in Chicago and the tragic turn his life takes after he’s hired by a wealthy white family. “Everyone is kind of a victim and a villain, and they’re all complicit in what happens,” Robinson adds. Those are the “conversations that should be happening” when people see the film. Watch our exclusive video interview with Robinson and his co-star Margaret Qualley above.

Qualley plays Mary, the liberal daughter of wealthy Henry Dalton (Bill Camp), and Robinson plays her activist boyfriend Jan. They’re the kinds of “woke” characters who discuss social justice but clearly haven’t checked their own privilege, and they don’t seem to be aware of the compromising positions they put Big in.
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