Michael K. Williams once revealed how he had a trademarked facial scar
*Michael k williams previously, he had spoken of an argument he had while celebrating his 25th birthday that left a scar on his face.
The late actor, who was found dead in his apartment on Monday, told National Public Radio that the incident occurred during a “popping party” at a bar in Queens, New York Post reports.
“I saw that two of my other friends were surrounded by guys I didn’t know. And it looked like they were about to blow themselves up, ”he said. recalled during the 2014 interview.
“And I said, ‘Yo, I’m good to go. Let’s go back. I’ll go home now.
Williams said that “this guy kept walking behind me.”
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“He kept, you know, loving sucking his teeth, and I’m looking – I’m like ‘Yo – so what’s up man?” Yo bro, what’s your problem? ‘ “, he said.
“And the dude ran his hand over his mouth and just – which I thought he was – slapped me in the face, but what he did was he spat out a razor.”
Willams added, “He was positioning the razor in his mouth to fit between his middle and ring fingers, then he just went – slid me down my face, and it cut my face.”
“It was actually the first move in the fight. So we managed to escape with our lives, barely, that night, ”he said.
At the time, Williams was working as a dancer in music videos.
“Things changed immediately after that. The directors didn’t want me to dance in the videos anymore, ”he said.
“They wanted me to play these thug roles, you know, like -” Mike, roll that – roll those dice in this video. Have that fight in this video. I was like, ‘Alright.’ ”
Later when the late rapper Tupac Shakur was filming the movie “Bullet” and he “happened to see a Polaroid photo of me and was like,” Yo, that dude looks thug enough that he can play my little brother, “Williams said.
This ultimately led to his defining role as “Omar Little” in HBO’s “The Wire”.
“This character changed my life. And that was my big break, ”Williams said.