Bokeem Woodbine Walks Acting “Tightrope” With ‘Unsolved’ Role

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Bokeem Woodbine plays Officer Daryn Dupree in Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., and the 10-episode USA project had a personal resonance for the actor.

Woodbine struck up a friendship with Tupac and also worked with the artist on the “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” music video. The actor also reunites with Unsolved filmmaker Anthony Hemingway (the pair worked together on the series Underground).

For folks who believe Tupac and Biggie Smalls could have easily squashed their beef or simply extricate themselves from a situation, Woodbine offers up his take. “I think it’s a very natural assumption to make while these guys were making plenty of money, they could just leave the life as it were, but it’s just that cut and dry,” says Woodbine. “And in those days, artists were living their words. Their reality was intertwined with their artistry. It wasn’t as homogenized and sterilized as hip-hop has become.”

Click on the media bar to hear how Woodbine talk about the acting “tightrope” he encountered while working on Unsolved:

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., co-starring Josh Duhamel, premieres February 27 on USA Network. (10 PM et/pt).

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Josh Duhamel Explores “Conflicting” Theories of ‘Unsolved’ Biggie And Tupac Investigation

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Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. is a true crime litied series that centers on the dual police investigations of Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson).

“I wanted to find out more about (Tupac and Biggie Smalls) and how it affected obsessive both Russell Poole’s investigation was and how invested he was in it and invested our investigation was and how we were affected. There is a lot of theory about dirty cops but there are a lot of good cops who wanted justice here too and that’s really is what I think people are going to find interesting (with the show).”

Click on the media bar to hear Josh Duhamel talk about why he signed on to Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.:


Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. premieres February 27 on USA Network (10 pm et).

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