WATERS: I still think you should marry Raquel Welch and I’ll sell the children, because she’s part Indian too, and you could have the kids with the best cheekbones in America. And we could sell ‘em to rich yuppies.
They shook hands, smoked cigarettes, and ate bacon together. It seemed so nice, we began immediately.
Williams: The whole first season I came on as a recurring character and the character started to grow. So I fell in love with the cast, I fell in love with the writing, I fell in love with the city, so what do you do? You move to Baltimore. So I was ready for second season, like OK, where’s this storyline going? And I got introduced to the mind of David Simon—he took it to the docks. [laughter] I got real bitter. [laughter] I was an angry black man. And I approached David, in my ignorance, you know—how come when we made the show hot, and you want to give it to the white people?
David Simon: Michael, that’s the way it works.