Everybody knows him. When you hear the name, radio hits like “Could You Be Loved,” “Three Little Birds” and “I Shot the Sherriff” might immediately come to mind, or the powerful “Redemption Song” that has and continues to unite in continuous protest against discrimination. There is no better way to describe the iconic Bob Marley as the enduring “King of Reggae.” Now, his life and career is heading to the big screen, with “Bob Marley: One Love” to tell the tale of Jamaica’s most iconic singer-songwriter.
Actor Kingsley Ben-Adir scored the lead role playing Bob Marley, and has delved deep into his world over the past year, spending extensive time with the Marley family and individuals who were acquainted with the legendary musician in Jamaica before his rise to fame. This immersive experience allowed the leading man to authentically embody the essence of the Reggae icon in the much-anticipated movie coming to theaters on February 14, 2024.
The British-Trinidadian actor is no stranger to the spotlight, with a portfolio of several television roles, one being a stint on the popular BBC drama “Peaky Blinders,” as well as a recent appearance as one of the Kens in the multiple Golden Globe Awards-winning film, “Barbie.” Now, his role as Bob Marley is sure to become one of his industry monikers.
Watch the interview below to learn more about Ben-Adir’s process of becoming Bob Marley for the film.