Brian Tyree Henry Says ‘Atlanta’ Sequence Finale ‘Was Precisely How It Wanted To Be’ (Unique)
After 4 seasons of fascinating and sudden storytelling, “Atlanta” ended its celebrated run on FX with a a lot talked-about collection finale in November. Whereas the final episode ended with Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) questioning his actuality and audiences left questioning if all of it was, in truth, only a dream, Brian Tyree Henry instructed ET it was “a very good conclusion” regardless of the “combined” response.
“I feel, you already know, the conclusion was precisely the way it wanted to be,” the actor instructed ET’s Rachel Smith whereas attending the thirty second Annual Gotham Awards, the place he was nominated for Excellent Supporting Efficiency for his position within the Apple TV+ movie “Causeway”.
Within the finale, which may have simply been a daily midseason episode, Darius went on an sudden journey, with him even rescuing his mates — Earn (Donald Glover), Al (Henry) and Van (Zazie Beetz) — from a precarious state of affairs at a neighborhood sushi restaurant. The episode then ends with all 4 of them again at dwelling watching “Decide Judy” whereas Darius ponders whether or not the whole lot that transpired occurred in actual life or simply in his goals.
Whereas “Atlanta” as a collection has largely been a surreal expertise, the finale recalled “Newhart”‘s stunning dream revelation and “The Sopranos”‘ irritating fade to black. And there have been a variety of explainers, interviews and reactions trying to interrupt down what actually occurred in the long run.
Regardless of the anomaly, Henry felt it was the proper option to go. “We wished to exit with a bang, and I feel we did,” he stated, whereas additionally acknowledging all of the sudden journeys all 4 characters went on throughout the present’s run.
“We had an excellent one. , we went on a variety of adventures. We’ve executed a variety of issues. I’ve been shot at loads and chased loads,” Henry stated, referring to Al’s many ups and downs. “But it surely’s, like, we simply actually felt just like the trajectory of our characters got here to a very good conclusion.”
The “Atlanta” collection finale, in the meantime, is simply the beginning of a brand new chapter for Henry, who’s simply as busy as ever. “It’s an excellent drawback,” he stated of all of the initiatives he has forward of him, together with the “Godzilla vs. Kong” sequel, the sports activities biopic “Flint Robust” in addition to voice roles in “Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse” and “The Magician’s Elephant”.
Within the meantime, Henry’s garnering awards season consideration for his flip as James Aucoin within the navy drama Causeway reverse Jennifer Lawrence. The position has garnered him nominations for each the Gotham Awards and the upcoming Impartial Spirit Awards. “It feels superb,” he stated of being nominated, noting that “this film was a labor of affection.”
Henry additionally gushed about his co-star. “Jennifer is among the greatest individuals I’ve labored with to this point,” he shared. “Like, she’s simply extremely giving and extremely proficient… I’ve been very lucky to work with some unimaginable individuals. And she or he’s one in all them.”
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