Jeffrey Wright is one of America’s most sought-after actors with Emmy and Golden Globe Awards to his credit. In between starring in his James Bond and Westworld roles, Wright sat down with Fred in an upstairs loft of Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Grill restaurant in New York City. They sipped on Uncle Nearest whiskey, in which Wright’s an investor and talked about the origins of this whiskey, the state of today’s race relations, and how former enslaved persons are viewed in a contemporary sense. This must-watch interview explores subjects other interviewers shy away from.
Kevin Gibson is a free-lance writer who writes for numerous publications, including Bourbon+ magazine, Thrillist, and Alcohol Professor.