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Former college basketball player Rafael V. DeLeon got the introduction of a lifetime during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2015 when he met famed film director Spike Lee. He promised himself that he’d grind until he got the chance to work on a film with Lee.
That promise was fulfilled when DeLeon was cast in Lee’s newest project with Netflix, She’s Gotta Have It, a 10-episode dramedy that follows a young woman, Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), who dates three very different men in current-day Brooklyn, New York
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Rafael V. DeLeon will star alongside DeWanda Wise (“Underground,” “Shots Fired”), Cleo Anthony (“Transparent,” “Extant”) and Anthony Ramos (“Hamilton,” “Will & Grace”) as ‘Manny Garciela,’ best friend of Mars Blackmon (played by Ramos). The show, a revival of the 1986 film that launched Lee’s career, follows ‘Nola Darling’ (Wise) as she navigates life, three relationships and dating in 2017.
The Grio caught up with the multi-talented actor to find out what we can expect when the show hits Netflix on Turkey Day.
We're pumped for November for a number of reasons as it marks the beginning of the holiday season, Thanksgiving and festive gatherings. Our celebrity cover is Rafael V DeLeon who is in the cast of NETFLIX original series, Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' which began streaming on Thanksgiving Day. We headed to Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the McCarren Hotel and Pool and The Meatball Shop as Rafael showcased some of fall's must haves in menswear as well as how it was to act in this iconic series that was a signature movie for Spike Lee, his basketball days at Temple, where he hangs in Williamsburg and more!