William Stanford Davis Calls ‘Abbott Elementary’ Cast The “Kindest People” He’s Ever Worked With
William Stanford Davis opened up about the dynamic between himself and his Abbott Elementary co-stars with VIBE ahead of the 2023 NAACP Image Awards. While walking Saturday night’s red carpet (Feb. 25), the 71-year-old talent shared his favorite part about working on the acclaimed series. After a successful debut season, Davis was upped to a series regular for the second installment.
“The cast,” he explained. “I love every one of them. I mean, most generous, kindest people I’ve ever worked with in any job.”
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With a decades-long career, Davis still has a few roles he has his eyes on and hasn’t counted out.
“I’d love to play a senator. I’d love to play the president,” he detailed.
The Lincoln Heights actor also discussed the legacy of Black Hollywood, paying homage to the talents that came before him.
“I’m standing on the shoulders of Sammy Davis Jr., Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, people who came and not just opened doors but kicked doors open ’cause they were so talented. And if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today.”