Mahershala Ali on True Detective

  • Published: 10 January 2019
  • Mahershala talks about being in the new season of 'True Detective' on HBO, the incredible make-up job to make him look old, and he reveals what happened when the first time his two-year old daughter saw him like that.

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    Mahershala Ali on True Detective
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Comments • 148

  • Craig Patrick Maloley
    Craig Patrick Maloley  2 months back

    The 3rd season was good but the 1st cannot be topped!

    • Oberyn Martell
      Oberyn Martell  2 months back

      I completely forgot Mahershala changed his tone of voice for True Detective as well as a few other roles.

      • Jeremy Gregson
        Jeremy Gregson  2 months back

        I was curious about Mahershala's age so I looked it up.... He is 45...... I genuinely thought he was in his mid 20's!

        • shon guite
          shon guite  3 months back

          This guy makes me think of only one thing "Blade"....i think he would be a pretty good Blade

          • Ahmad Imdad
            Ahmad Imdad  3 months back

            Plz upload the full episodes

            • Doug Brady
              Doug Brady  3 months back

              It's funny to see his natural voice. In True Detective and House of Cards his characters are so subdued and stoic. He's an energetic dude in real life.

              • TheDarkKnight
                TheDarkKnight  4 months back

                loved this season

                • MaXxX FamiloV
                  MaXxX FamiloV  4 months back

                  He deserves that Emmy!

                  • Kris Kelvin
                    Kris Kelvin  4 months back

                    Ali and Dorff were absolute gold. I’m gonna miss the show.

                    • sanket naik
                      sanket naik  4 months back

                      After watching true detective entire season, i just became a huge fan of Mahershala Ali. My word the acting was just out of the world. Accent, posture, playing same person at different ages. Just Wow. It had everything, anger, sadness, vulnerability, helplessness at times. Its the best series for me after breaking bad. And now he has won a oscars too, i am sure he is going to get lot of emmys too

                      • M W
                        M W  4 months back

                        AWSOME acting

                        • abcun17
                          abcun17  4 months back

                          Well, the third season was really solid, with a great cast and some great acting and good chemistry between the actors! For me, after the problems which plagued the second season, the third one has brought "True Detective" back on track! I am looking forward to a fourth season.

                          • Theo Sherman
                            Theo Sherman  4 months back

                            Mahershala Ali is my favorite actor rn

                            • Rich Texas
                              Rich Texas  4 months back


                              • craig Mills
                                craig Mills  4 months back

                                Jimmy kimmel is a walking yeast infection. Dude is a unich.

                                • craig Mills
                                  craig Mills  4 months back

                                  Jimmy is such a cuckhold. Why compliment something just to turn around and with negative ass comments. Like oh season one was amazing, season two not so much. Dude is a simpleton. Fakest guy on tv. How do people watch this talentless dbag?

                                  • TheGooners11
                                    TheGooners11  4 months back

                                    Superb show is True Detective

                                    • Jay
                                      Jay  4 months back

                                      True Detective season 3 is incredible!

                                      • Joel Gonzalez
                                        Joel Gonzalez  4 months back

                                        Sad to say true detective season 3 is not nearly as good as season 1. I believe they're trying too hard to copy the atmosphere and relationship between the detectives in the 1st season. 2nd second gave me cancer. Stick with the first, I think it should've ended there.

                                        • Vegacast
                                          Vegacast  4 months back

                                          This 3season of True Detective is giving me life.

                                          • Kelly Kerlin
                                            Kelly Kerlin  4 months back

                                            Wait so he was having memory problems that early on?? ..

                                            • Allister Tenpenny
                                              Allister Tenpenny  4 months back

                                              You can tell how he speaks about his roles he's passionate about his art!

                                              • Nemesis
                                                Nemesis  4 months back

                                                Season1 was a masterpiece. I like Mahershala Ali and hope he makes the show great again

                                                • Ricky
                                                  Ricky  5 months back

                                                  If you want true True Detective, just bring Rust back

                                                  • Paulo Alexandre
                                                    Paulo Alexandre  5 months back

                                                    I think we will look back to season 2 true detective the same way we look back to season 2 the wire. seemed to not be on par with the other seasons in terms of quality, but ultimately necessary for the purpose of storytelling.

                                                    • grIm Sincere
                                                      grIm Sincere  5 months back

                                                      OMG! The opening scene he looks just like Ben Vereen! Eww

                                                      • Stephen Franciosa
                                                        Stephen Franciosa  5 months back

                                                        3rd season is off to an incredible start 3 episodes in

                                                        • El Technic0
                                                          El Technic0  5 months back

                                                          One of the best actors working right now no doubt

                                                          • mmss
                                                            mmss  5 months back

                                                            I loved all three seasons, they all have their unique story. Specially season two. Best show ever

                                                            • The Next Ruler
                                                              The Next Ruler  5 months back

                                                              Beautiful man.

                                                              • BigBossMan257
                                                                BigBossMan257  5 months back

                                                                Season one was nothing short of amazing. Season 2 was good, but definitely not as good as S1. This season seems more akin to the first and I’m hyped a!!!

                                                                • Tara Raynal
                                                                  Tara Raynal  5 months back

                                                                  I love how season 2 make a different tone from the first glorious one

                                                                  • RobotShaman
                                                                    RobotShaman  5 months back

                                                                    No socks is the worst fashion trend of the century

                                                                    • A Y
                                                                      A Y  5 months back

                                                                      Mahershala Ali's tense look in just about every scene in True Detective is difficult to watch. Seems like he is constipated or something.

                                                                    • Николай Иванов

                                                                      The True True Detective is back folks. It's the best dark criminal tv show for years. 10/10.

                                                                      • SkepticSteve
                                                                        SkepticSteve  5 months back

                                                                        After watching the first 2 episodes of Season 3 I think It's fantastic! Mahershala is amazing in the role. I love how his problem with his memory is playing into the story. Super interesting start hoping it holds strong till the end. So happy True Detective is back! :D

                                                                        • Dork Born
                                                                          Dork Born  5 months back

                                                                          Check out The Green Book. Sooo good.

                                                                      • Anwar Razali
                                                                        Anwar Razali  5 months back

                                                                        Luke cage

                                                                        • Viking Reviews
                                                                          Viking Reviews  5 months back

                                                                          If true detective season 2 didnt come after the first one, and was called something else it would of got good reviews properly

                                                                          • Viking Reviews
                                                                            Viking Reviews  4 months back

                                                                            @Gabriel Yagudayev no it was good

                                                                          • Gabriel Yagudayev
                                                                            Gabriel Yagudayev  4 months back

                                                                            hardybuck14 no it wouldn’t it sucked

                                                                          • Spazz Detective
                                                                            Spazz Detective  4 months back

                                                                            I agree. Living in the shadow of that 1st season was not easy, people had high expectations. But it did have some flaws. I think it was a mistake to have so many Directors for one season. Stuff kind of gets lost in the sauce along the way. But I enjoyed it, except for the ending. I thought the ending was a little corny. But I usually think endings to most shows turn out corny anyway.

                                                                          • Joseph Inzinga
                                                                            Joseph Inzinga  5 months back

                                                                            I don’t know why people have started defending the second season. I understand it was going for something completely different than the first, and I respect that, but the end result was hot trash.

                                                                          • razbigranicu
                                                                            razbigranicu  5 months back

                                                                            No it would have gotten worse

                                                                        • Dennis McMann
                                                                          Dennis McMann  5 months back

                                                                          help i have aliens in my place,they wont leave. theyre tryig to say its the illuminati but i know it isnt. someone get these goddamn aliens away from me!

                                                                          • CamShot videos
                                                                            CamShot videos  5 months back

                                                                            What the hell, man?! Everyone whining about second season, just because it was different?! So they obviously made third season like an exact copy of the first and people love it even before it started. So sad.

                                                                            • Richard Glenn
                                                                              Richard Glenn  4 months back

                                                                              It actually was not different, at all. It was just poorly written and executed. The creator himself even said he rushed it and that it wasn't his best work.

                                                                            • Ras
                                                                              Ras  5 months back

                                                                              The second season was not as good as either 1 or (so far) 3.

                                                                            • Afro Shinobi
                                                                              Afro Shinobi  5 months back

                                                                              Lol season 3 isn't a direct copy. Tf gou smoking

                                                                          • Armando Oliveira
                                                                            Armando Oliveira  5 months back

                                                                            Not gonna be a good season either..the first was good because of mathew mchonahay the other guy..their dinamic..

                                                                            • Queenofwheels
                                                                              Queenofwheels  5 months back

                                                                              Manly man love him

                                                                              • jazzy enigma
                                                                                jazzy enigma  5 months back

                                                                                DANGGGGGGG!!! this dude smooth as fakkkkk

                                                                                • kimmkroo
                                                                                  kimmkroo  5 months back

                                                                                  "this is us" should hire the make up artist

                                                                                  • Pranav Kandpal
                                                                                    Pranav Kandpal  5 months back

                                                                                    Season 1 of true detective was spectacle, no show can match it. S3 just has to be good

                                                                                    • Kelly MM
                                                                                      Kelly MM  5 months back

                                                                                      Jimmy speaking the truth about the seasons😂

                                                                                      • deadoralive cowboy
                                                                                        deadoralive cowboy  5 months back

                                                                                        He is such a good actor i am sure new season will be amazing

                                                                                        • John Galactus
                                                                                          John Galactus  5 months back

                                                                                          The deposition type scenes from Season 1 is back! 😚😘