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Actor Jesse Williams Talks "Grey's," "Question Bridge" and His New Production Company

Shadow and Act By Jasmin | Shadow and Act January 27, 2012 at 10:38PM

In a recent interview with GlobalGrind, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams opened up about his early career experiences before becoming an actor, as well as the launch of his new production company, farWord.
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Jesse Williams

In a recent interview with GlobalGrind, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams opened up about his early career experiences before becoming an actor, as well as the launch of his new production company, farWord.

He spoke of his early turns at teaching and modeling before eventually taking roles on Law & Order, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants sequel, and Grey's:

My parents always encouraged me and were used to me trying out wacky stuff. I'm very grateful and fully aware that 90 percent of actors are not working. Going from public school teacher to a show like Grey's Anatomy, I love what I do.

But Williams' newest updates centered on farWord, his new production company intended to pursue purposeful film, literary, and academic projects, the first of which is transmedia project Question Bridge: Black Males.

You may recall a mention of Question Bridge on this site when it was chosen for Sundance's New Frontier Story Lab and was also showcased at Brooklyn Museum. At the time I wasn't aware that Williams was attached to the project, but in fact he appeared at Sundance to back it as Executive Producer, and also mentions that Question Bridge: Black Males is only the first in a series that will come to include other cross sections of society:

Staying true to our goals, Question Bridge as a company and as a project is not singularly about black males. One of the things I'm so excited about Question Bridge is that my vision goes far beyond black males. We are going to have Question Bridge: Immigrants, Question Bridge: LGBT, Question Bridge: Bullying and there is such an interesting conversation to be had: people creating a dialogue in a safe space and being vulnerable.

Williams cites his past interest in social issues as the impetus that sparked farWord and his involvement with Question Bridge:

I'm very, very happy, but I missed the work that I was doing in communities in need. This project is a perfect one to launch my production company using media for social good and using any attention that I can get, to forward it to a cause that is attention worthy…and has a real future.


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