The Emmy winner said someone had to be “sacrificed” for the greater good.
"Google her. We didn't make this up," she said about her character.
Before he was delivering Oscar-worthy performances on the silver screen, Mahershala Ali was proving he had game on the basketball court.
“You know the vibes,” says Twitter user Ivie Ani of Mahershala Ali’s iconic and Malcolm X-inspired wardrobe.
Those in attendance say the director got up and marched to the back of the theater before turning around in a huff.
On the heels of the controversial, award-winning film, filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores the real story of "The Negro Motorist Green Book."
“Mahershala has become the Black white hope,”Maurice Shirley told ESSENCE. “More power to him."
The family of Dr. Don Shirley, the piano virtuoso that Ali portrays in the film, says that the portrayal of Shirley was not accurate.
Ali won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture during Sunday's Golden Globes for 'Green Book.'
Mortensen, who previously apologized for using the N-word during a panel for the film, called the family's criticism "uncorroborated and basically unfair."
"Green Book" has won rave reviews from some critics, but according to Dr. Donald Shirley's family, it's full of "hurtful" lies.
Mahershala Ali Says He Refuses To Argue With Critics Over 'Green Book': 'I Don't Really Have A Rebuttal'
Speaking with ESSENCE, Ali responded to critics who felt that the film and its title did not live up to expectations.
Mahershala Ali Talks New Film 'Green Book,' Which Takes Us On A Joyful Ride Tackling Race Along The Way
The Oscar-buzzing film hits theaters Friday.
“However well-intended or intellectual the conversation may have been, it wasn’t appropriate for Viggo to say the n-word,” Ali said in a statement.
Mortensen stars opposite Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali in the upcoming film about a classical pianist and driver touring the American South in the 60s.
It's from a new clip of their film, "Green Book."