Lakeith Stanfield’s Seal of Approval

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The Atlanta actor and star of the new film The Girl in the Spider’s Web discusses his go-to drone, a surefire disguise, and other recent obsessions.

 

 

MUSIC

“I like the beat on that new Tyga song ‘Taste,’ but I don’t like any of the lyrics in the verses. All popular hip-hop is short-lived in terms of how it affects me, and this song is the same way. It’s like taking a shot of liquor; it lasts for a while, then it’s gone. But I like the beat. I also just found out about Yo La Tengo; it’s so dope.”

 

TECH

“I make a lot of my own films, and I have a DJI Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter that I use for the aerial shots and the cool tracking shots. I’ve owned a couple Phantom models, but I really love the 4. It’s useful but also hella fun to fly. I like drones and any kind of weird electronics. I have a Tesla for the same reason—it’s just a big-ass toy.”

DJI Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter
DJI Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter Courtesy of DJI

 

TELEVISION

“Bloodline was really good. I sat next to Kyle Chandler on a plane recently; I recognized him but couldn’t place him. Well, I had to piss, like, every five minutes, because I was significantly drunk, and he got up every time. Then at home, I was watching Bloodline and saw him, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s the guy who let me piss on the plane.'”

Actor Kyle Chandler attends the 'Bloodline' New York Series Premiere
Actor Kyle Chandler attends the ‘Bloodline’ New York Series Premiere Mike Pont / Getty Images

 

I’m really into wigs. I just got one that’s a mohawk. It’s fun. It lets me assume different identities when I go places, and it makes me not take myself so seriously. When no one is around, I also just play around in it, like dance in front of the window naked.

APPAREL

“I’m really into wigs. I just got one that’s a mohawk. It’s fun. It lets me assume different identities when I go places, and it makes me not take myself so seriously. When no one is around, I also just play around in it, like dance in front of the window naked.”