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    Hurt Locker Star: Kerry Washington Has Made Me Very Popular

    Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Night Catches Us Human Race Productions still by Anneke Schoneveld

    Anthony Mackie is a very wanted man. Not only is he one of the award-nominated stars of The Hurt Locker, but he's about to open on Broadway in the new play A Behanding in Spokane opposite Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Zoe Kazan.

    And this weekend, the 31-year-old New Orleans native is heading to the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of Night Catches Us, a drama about a former Black Panther (Mackie) who reunites with an old friend (Kerry Washington)…

    You really have chemistry with Kerry.
    That's what my girlfriend said. If I didn't know Kerry, I don't what my girlfriend would have thought about us spending so much time together. But Kerry made me one of the most popular dudes in New York because I can say I made out with that broad.

    And not just once, but twice—the first time being in Spike Lee's 2004 movie, She Hate Me.
    Everybody's mad at me and jealous of me. I'm like, "Hey, I'm just doing my job."

    You're nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for your work in The Hurt Locker. Have you prepared a speech?
    It will be my third time nominated and third time is the charm, right? [Laughs]

    A Behanding in Spokane is about a man looking for his hand. What did you think when you first heard what it was about?
    The play is a great play. The title is something unique and crazy. But the title makes you talk about it. It was ingenious on [playwright] Martin McDonagh's part.

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