Q&A MICHAEL EALY
For a second season, Michael Ealy stars as a Black Muslim undercover FBI agent in the Showtime mini-series Sleeper Cell
How does a show that deals with radical Muslims and terror plots avoid turning off viewers?
I think because we show the humanity behind the characters, as opposed to making them one-dimensional, evil people.
What made the creators think a Black Muslim hero was a good idea?
They thought it would be the most accurate portrayal of a Muslim in America, outside that of an Arab-American.
Did you really study the Koran and learn to speak Arabic?