Watch: Orlando Jones on playing trickster god Mr. Nancy on American Gods

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May 8, 2017

So ... how about that Mr. Nancy, eh?

Orlando Jones made an incredible entrance on last night's episode of American Gods with his stunning portrayal of Mr. Nancy, aka "Anansi," the trickster god who inspires the burning of a slave ship. We got to speak with Mr. Jones about his powerful monologue, finding the right tone and approach to playing a deity and his character's parallels to real-world politics.

Watch below, and be warned there are some mild spoilers for American Gods Episode 2: "The Secret of Spoon."