At this year’s Met Gala, whose theme was “Gilded Glamour,” Ashton said he dressed in a uniform designed by Casablanca that paid homage to the Buffalo Soldiers during the Gilded Age. The Buffalo Soldiers were the first peacetime all-Black regiments in the U.S. Army.
Check out more highlights from Ashton’s interview, below.
Ashton on Portraying Bobby Brown
In the interview, Ashton discussed portraying Whitney Houston’s husband Bobby Brown in the new film.
“I got involved really early on,” he said. “[Director] Kasi Lemmons hit me up.”
However, Ashton admitted he was “nervous” to take on the role “given everything it was going to be.”
After “countless auditions,” he said he got the part and that “the entire experience was something I’ll never forget.”
“It was really special working with [co-star] Naomi Ackie, who kills it as Whitney. I was there in support of her.”
Though Ashton said people often “think of Bobby Brown when they think of Whitney,” the movie should be seen as a “very special, very nuanced” story of her life.