Leslie Odom Jr. is most famous for his award-winning performance in Hamilton, and the actor has confirmed he would love to make a return to Broadway as soon as possible.
With the ongoing pandemic meaning theaters have been shut for nearly a year, the 39-year-old admitted he can’t wait for the chance to perform on stage once again.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, the Harriet star stated: ‘I will be trying to once the theaters open. I just want to be used, that’s all I’ve ever wanted.
‘There’s nothing that makes me happier at the end of the day than when I can fall into my bed and shut my eyes feeling like I was used up on stage. Feeling like this profession has made good use of me, or that I’ve made good use of myself that day.’
He continued: ‘There’s nothing that I find more satisfying than that so when the theaters are able to open back up I will once again be looking to people and saying “Put me in coach, how can I help?”’
Since his Tony-winning turn as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, the star has been having great success on the big screen with roles in films such as Harriet and Murder on the Orient Express.
His most recent flick, One Night In Miami, sees him play Sam Cooke in Regina King’s directorial debut.
The actor revealed that watching If Beale Street Could Talk star Regina running the show has further cemented his hopes to one day bring a dream project to life.
He explained: ‘I have one film that I would like to make before my time is done here. I don’t know if I’m meant to make 30 film in my time, but there’s one film that I would like to direct.
‘I have quite a bit to learn before I take that journey. I’d like to step away from performing first and really focus on educating myself and learning the things that I need to learn in order to make the film properly.’
Leslie continued: ‘That’s what Regina King has done with One Night In Miami. Seeing her just reflected that desire to keep growing. I just want to get the most out of myself.’
One Night In Miami is streaming now on Amazon Prime, while the One Night In Miami soundtrack is also out now.
Credit: Original article published here.