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FUEL


INSPIRATION


How did you get into lacrosse?


I went to St. Albans School (D.C.) in sixth grade. The football coach that year was also the lacrosse coach for the sixth-grade team. He pulled me into the game. In eighth grade, our coach was Jake Reed, who had been an All- American goalie at Maryland. I used to screw around in goal before practice and one day, our goalie was sick for a game, and we needed someone. I said, “Yeah, I’ll play.” After that game, Jake said to me, “Dude, you have to play goalie.” From that point on, I played goalie the remainder of the season.


THE DROID WHO PLAYED LACROSSE


LIFE AFTER LAX


‘Westworld’ actor Jeffrey Wright was a stick doctor BY MATT HAMILTON


Actor Jeffrey Wright is


very passionate about his newest endeavor, playing the role of Bernard Lowe in the hit HBO show “Westworld.”


What kept you interested in the sport?


After my senior year of high school, I went out to a reservation out in Wisconsin. I went to coach native kids in the sport over the summer. It was an opportunity to connect to the origins of the game. I also was fascinated by the tool and weapon that the stick was, becoming one with it over time. I loved to string my own sticks.


22 US LACROSSE MAGAZINE May/June 2017


However, he has just as much enthusiasm about talking lacrosse. Wright, the former do-it-all player for Amherst from


1984-87, has plenty of stories from before his acting career took off, when lacrosse took the front seat. He shared many of those stories with us.


How did you balance your acting and lacrosse at Amherst? Senior year, I rolled my ankle against Middlebury. I showed up at rehearsal for a play I was doing at the same time. The choreographer for the play was a woman named Pearl Primus, who was the first American to interpret African dance. She was a legend in the American theatre scene. I showed up at rehearsal limping and she was like, “What are you going to do? Are you going to be an actor or this lacrosse thing player?” So here I am showing up at rehearsal like an invalid, so it was this tension between the two pursuits.


How are you enjoying working on “Westworld?”


It’s been one of the most satisfying projects of my career. That has to do with the level of storytelling and the quality of the writing and the collaboration that we’ve all had in putting this show together. I’ve been doing this long


enough to appreciate a rare and special opportunity with this group of people.


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