The Harder They Fall: Cast of Netflix Western Discuss Race and Genre

The Harder They Fall: Cast of Netflix Western Discuss Race and Genre

December 2, 2021

Jeymes Samuel, Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors and more discuss the making of the film in a 12-minute roundtable

King didn’t hold back from leveling praise at James. “If anyone wondered how he got this cast together, they don’t now,” King enthused. “You truly are a visionary and we never had to wonder where we should or where we should go because it’s all there and you always have given it to us vividly.”

Majors, who starred in the genre-bending “Lovecraft Country” (and recently joined the MCU as Kang the Conqueror), knows about upending expectation, and appreciated the radical nature of “The Harder They Fall” – both in its content and in terms of putting it together. “It’s an all-Black cast in a genre where we have completely been kept out. But also we did it in the middle of a pandemic,” Majors said. “We worked really, really hard to get it here.” That they did.

Watch the whole video above and be sure to check out “The Harder They Fall” on Netflix. You’ll fall hard.

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