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Wendell Pierce on playing US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in "Confirmation"

Wendell Pierce portrays U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas opposite Kerry Washington, who portrays Anita Hill, in HBO's "Confirmation," debuting April 16. The project, which filmed in Atlanta, had an advance screening at the Atlanta Film Festival on Sunday night.

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Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas in a still from "Confirmation." Image: HBO

Pierce, whose work in Atlanta includes his role as Rev. Hosea Williams in "Selma," talked with us about preparing for the role, working with Washington, and his thoughts on Atlanta's filming scene. Check it out:

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