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David Oyelowo Felt The Call of God For His Role in ‘Selma’

David Oyelowo almost didn’t snag the role of Dr. Martin Luther King in ‘Selma,’ but what he felt was a force from above forced him to keep gunning for the part. Via JustJared:

David Oyelowo hits the carpet while attending the 2015 National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday (January 6) in New York City.

The 38-year-old English actor was in attendance to support his movie Selma, which won the NBR Freedom of Expression Award.

Also attending the event were David‘s Selma co-star Common and director Ava DuVernay, as well as Top Five‘s Chris Rock.

David recently opened up about his need to star in the critically acclaimed film.

“When I first read the script in 2007, I wouldn’t cast me as Dr. King, between being English and at that point I’ve done very few American movies, but I felt a call of God to do this thing,” he said.

Well with a conviction that deep, no wonder he did such an amazing job! Have you seen the movie yet?

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