Lunch With Omar In Our Cafeteria
He sure turned heads, too. The Wire’s (and Boardwalk Empire’s and Community’s) Michael Kenneth Williams grabbed a quick meal with GQ’s Mark Anthony Green to talk about being funny, getting a shoutout from Obama and keeping that scar. Click here for the full read. A small sample below:

GQ: After working on The Wire for two seasons, you were  evicted from your apartment. What happened? Michael Kenneth Williams: When I booked The Wire, I was  in a very dark place.  I was searching for a way out, period. And I  didn’t know what my next move was going to be. I had left the [acting]  business, and I was working at my mother’s daycare in Flatbush. It was a  point where I didn’t care about much and that was my state of mind when  I went in to read for Omar. When I got the part, it took the focus off  myself and my personal problems. With that came a lot of irresponsible  behavior, especially financially speaking. I had a lot of time on my  hands and wasn’t working as much in the second season, so I started  getting into some reckless behavior. Lots of partying and a little too  much spending money and at the end of season two, I had to put my shit  in storage and move out. But one thing I didn’t do was give up my  apartment in Brooklyn, so at the end of season two all my shit was in  storage in Baltimore and I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor in  the projects of Brooklyn. And that hurt.
GQ: You were 25, right when the incident… The fight.
GQ: Yes, the fight, that left you with that infamous scar. Did you  have plastic surgery? Yes I did. But not to remove it, just  so I wouldn’t keloid.
GQ: So could they have removed the scar permanently? I never asked that question, really.  When it first happened, I had to maneuver some things to be eligible for  a plastic surgeon. I didn’t have health insurance at the time. So he  just stitched me up. That was my main concern.
GQ: If you could have it removed today, would you?  No.
Lunch With Omar In Our Cafeteria

He sure turned heads, too. The Wire’s (and Boardwalk Empire’s and Community’s) Michael Kenneth Williams grabbed a quick meal with GQ’s Mark Anthony Green to talk about being funny, getting a shoutout from Obama and keeping that scar. Click here for the full read. A small sample below:

GQ: After working on The Wire for two seasons, you were evicted from your apartment. What happened?
Michael Kenneth Williams: When I booked The Wire, I was in a very dark place.  I was searching for a way out, period. And I didn’t know what my next move was going to be. I had left the [acting] business, and I was working at my mother’s daycare in Flatbush. It was a point where I didn’t care about much and that was my state of mind when I went in to read for Omar. When I got the part, it took the focus off myself and my personal problems. With that came a lot of irresponsible behavior, especially financially speaking. I had a lot of time on my hands and wasn’t working as much in the second season, so I started getting into some reckless behavior. Lots of partying and a little too much spending money and at the end of season two, I had to put my shit in storage and move out. But one thing I didn’t do was give up my apartment in Brooklyn, so at the end of season two all my shit was in storage in Baltimore and I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor in the projects of Brooklyn. And that hurt.

GQ: You were 25, right when the incident…
The fight.

GQ: Yes, the fight, that left you with that infamous scar. Did you have plastic surgery?
Yes I did. But not to remove it, just so I wouldn’t keloid.

GQ: So could they have removed the scar permanently?
I never asked that question, really. When it first happened, I had to maneuver some things to be eligible for a plastic surgeon. I didn’t have health insurance at the time. So he just stitched me up. That was my main concern.

GQ: If you could have it removed today, would you?
No.

So…This Photoshoot Happened
Daniel Riley talks to Community actresses Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs:

They spend a lot of time together, these two, making their scrappy,  genre-warping sitcom, “Community,” posing for instantly viral  almost-make-out TwitPics, and hanging off-set with their lace-tight  castmates. What we’re saying—as if the photo isn’t evidence enough—is  there’s sugar between these two, they’re a team. “With a shoot like  this,” Alison Brie (left) says, “you’re negotiating these positions  together: ‘Can you move your crotch a little to the left? Really get it  up there.’ “
"The next day we were texting each other," Gillian Jacobs adds.   ‘Are you sore, too?’
So…This Photoshoot Happened

Daniel Riley talks to Community actresses Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs:

They spend a lot of time together, these two, making their scrappy, genre-warping sitcom, “Community,” posing for instantly viral almost-make-out TwitPics, and hanging off-set with their lace-tight castmates. What we’re saying—as if the photo isn’t evidence enough—is there’s sugar between these two, they’re a team. “With a shoot like this,” Alison Brie (left) says, “you’re negotiating these positions together: ‘Can you move your crotch a little to the left? Really get it up there.’ “

"The next day we were texting each other," Gillian Jacobs adds.  ‘Are you sore, too?’