Jan. 11, 2023

Andre Royo - aka Bubbles from The Wire and massive ball of energy

Andre Royo - aka Bubbles from The Wire and massive ball of energy

Andre joins Genevieve to reminisce about playing much-loved character Bubbles in one of the best TV dramas of all time, The Wire - and talk about how his life unfolded after.


Andre joins Genevieve to reminisce about playing much-loved character Bubbles in one of the best TV dramas of all time, The Wire.    

He reveals why his mum was livid when he first got the part, talks about the time Mark Wahlberg mistook him for a real drug addict - and explains how Samuel L Jackson helped him through a bleak time.     

Andre also chats about trying to maintain a better work/life balance, his love of theatre, explains why he doesn’t feel like he’s “made it” yet - and reveals how President Obama once fanboyed him.     

**Please note this episode contains swearing**    

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You can currently catch Andre on Truth Be Told on Apple TV, in With Love on Amazon and his latest film, To Leslie, is available to rent on the usual streaming platforms.    

And of course, you can always rewatch The Wire!    

You can follow Andre on Twitter - @AndreRoyo and on Instagram - @mr.dreroyo.     

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Produced and edited by Genevieve.    

Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop