Danny Glover Talks Touch
When Danny Glover was first approached to play the role of Professor Teller on the FOX drama series, Touch, he felt that there was something mysterious about his character. “It’s something other worldly about him that I was attracted to,” Glover shared.
Glover is currently guest-starring on the new FOX show TOUCH, playing Professor Arthur Teller, a man who may have the keys to help unlock a special boy’s mind.
Arthur Teller brings us into the world where numbers matter in different ways than the sequence of numbers. One he understands or has a glimpse of in his own relationships, his own context. “He comes to a world that facilitates us finding answers to what is happening with this young boy in whom his world is solving problems and finding interconnections,” Danny shared.
Glover who plays numerous roles over his extensive acting career has had more experiences than most. Thankfully those experiences made it easier for the actor to connect with the role of Arthur Teller. The actor is often blown away by such connections and experiences from time to time. “I‘m blown away because I have a storehouse or a file cabinet of experiences that I have to draw on,” stated the Dreamgirls actor. “I like the idea of this sense of interconnectedness that we often find and that we often dismiss or pay little attention to in our own lives.”
The actor has found a way to catalog his experiences which creates another avenue to understanding himself. Something he looks for consciously throughout the connections he has made in his life. And he has explored them as an artist.
A great deal of Glover’s career has been associated with films on the big screen like the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise, and humanitarian work. In the past year he has been appearing more on the small screen. Glovers draw for television is due to the writing and storytelling. Whether it is on cable or network television. It provides another platform for the actors who want a little bit more or have considered acting a craft that they wanted. “The small screen provides us with an opportunity.” Glover continued, “Fewer of the feature films theatre get associated are being made. That’s reality. Whenever an actor finds work, and work that sustains him, both as an artist and as someone who needs to be gainfully employed; that’s what they do. There is no mistake about that. There is no mystery about that.”
As an actor, ambassador and a supporter to many charitable organizations and causes, he believes his legacy will be that he has been able to create a space for him to act. And as an individual, frame his association with who he is as a citizen–a part of a community. “The things that I say, and the things that I do are reflected not only in my work, my life and also in the work that I do to try to bring people together or to be apart of a group of people. It summarizes how we change, how we evolve, how we develop,” Danny Glover shared in our interview.
By: Daedrian McNaughton | Premier Guide Media