Mahershala Ali is undoubtedly having an electrifying week, seizing the spotlight as he stars in a Netflix film produced by Barack Obama. Adding to his triumphs, he also stands nominated for an Emmy due to his captivating narration in Chimp Empire along with some of the best in the business. Thus, while speaking to Jimmy Kimmel on his talk show the two came up with a hilarious sequel idea to the wildlife series.
Mahershala Ali and Jimmy Kimmel’s Idea for Chimp Empire 2 Is Hilarious!
Mahershala Ali, a two-time Academy Award winner took on the role of narrator in the gripping four-part series called Chimp Empire for Netflix earlier this year. Directed by James Reed, the chimp-focused documentary delved into the captivating world of the most extensive chimpanzee society ever uncovered.
Nestled amidst Uganda’s Ngogo Forest, this series uncovered the lives of scientists and field trackers who have shared 25 years alongside this extraordinary tribe.
During his chat with Jimmy Kimmel on the talk show, Mahershala Ali pondered the possibility of a sequel. While discussing what might entice audiences for a second installment, they entertained various ideas. Although specifics eluded them, they humorously brainstormed a catchy title, Chimp Empire Strikes Back. Fans are excited if it ever takes shape, it would be on their must-watch list, that’s for sure!
Mahershala Ali Is Starring in a Film Produced by Barack Obama!
The recent Netflix release Leave the World Behind is a significant milestone for the Barack and Michelle Obama-founded production company Higher Ground Productions. Mahershala Ali shared insights during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. He talked about his experience collaborating with the former President, shedding light on what it was like to work alongside Barack Obama in the creative realm.
The actor disclosed the former president’s meticulous collaboration with Sam Esmail, the director, especially considering his profound admiration for the book on which the movie is based. He jokingly stated,
“I call him Barack, Barack would call me, we would run lines a bit”
Unfortunately, he hadn’t had any interaction with Obama. In a Vanity Fair interview, Esmaile stated,
“He had a lot of notes about the characters and the empathy we would have for them,–I have to say he is a big movie lover, and he wasn’t just giving notes about things that were from his background. He was giving notes as a fan of the book, and he wanted to see a really good film.”
Overall, the entire team had a surreal experience working with the ex-president.
Leave the World Behind is currently streaming on Netflix.