The actor stars in the new BBC drama about a criminal surveillance team and said that his views of what art should do for its audience had changed over the years.
He told the Radio Times: “As a younger man, I thought the best thing art could do was to challenge people’s mindsets, and I still do, but I’ve come round to the value of entertainment.
O-T Fagbenle stars in The Interceptor (BBC)
“A show like The Interceptor, which gives the audience that release after a hard day of just sitting down and enjoying themselves – that adds value to lives, too.”
O-T added that he had done as many of his own stunts as he could: “I play basketball, so that kept me running, and I did as many stunts as the insurers would allow.
“I’ve been doing a lot of my own stunt-driving, fights in vats of liquid, getting smashed out of windows – everything I dreamt of when I was 11 years old.”