Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Daniel Sunjata has leaped from TV's Graceland to Lincoln Center Theater's current revival of Macbeth in which he is cast as Macduff opposite Ethan Hawke. Below, Sunjata fills us in on his favorite poetry, the place in Big Sur that inspires him and much more..
TV SHOW: Through the Wormhole
“I love this show and Morgan Freeman because it inspires me to think in mind-expanding ways.."
“Baraka, directed Ron Fricke, is a gorgeous, wordless, visual-meditation on humanity and the delicate planet which we inhabit.”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN):
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
“Stephen Adly Guirgis's drama is quite simply the best play I have ever seen. ”
SONG OR SINGER: Bob Marley
“Everything ever written and performed by Bob Marley, because he was living proof that music can change the world."
BOOK: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
“C. S. Lewis' classic helped ignite my imagination as a child and inspired my love of books."
ATHLETE: Bo Jackson
"A complete athlete—Bo knows!”
CELEBRITY: Russell Brand
“...because of the sentiments he so eloquently and courageously expressed in his recent interview with the BBC's Jeremy Paxman."
RANDOM OBSESSION: The Poetry of Meviana Jelaluddin Rumi
“...because of quotes like this... 'Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.' "