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 • 151

  • Ahmad Imdad
    Ahmad Imdad  3 days back

    Plz upload the full episodes

    • Doug Brady
      Doug Brady  5 days 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  2 weeks back

        loved this season

        • MaXxX FamiloV
          MaXxX FamiloV  3 weeks back

          He deserves that Emmy!

          • Kris Kelvin
            Kris Kelvin  3 weeks back

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

            • sanket naik
              sanket naik  3 weeks 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 weeks back

                AWSOME acting

                • abcun17
                  abcun17  4 weeks 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 weeks back

                    Mahershala Ali is my favorite actor rn

                    • Rich Texas
                      Rich Texas  4 weeks back


                      • craig Mills
                        craig Mills  4 weeks back

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

                        • craig Mills
                          craig Mills  4 weeks 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 weeks back

                            Superb show is True Detective

                            • Jay
                              Jay  1 months back

                              True Detective season 3 is incredible!

                              • Joel Gonzalez
                                Joel Gonzalez  1 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  1 months back

                                  This 3season of True Detective is giving me life.

                                  • Kelly Kerlin
                                    Kelly Kerlin  1 months back

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

                                    • Allister Tenpenny
                                      Allister Tenpenny  1 months back

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

                                      • Nemesis
                                        Nemesis  1 months back

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

                                        • Ricky
                                          Ricky  1 months back

                                          If you want true True Detective, just bring Rust back

                                          • Paulo Alexandre
                                            Paulo Alexandre  2 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  2 months back

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

                                              • Stephen Franciosa
                                                Stephen Franciosa  2 months back

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

                                                • El Technic0
                                                  El Technic0  2 months back

                                                  One of the best actors working right now no doubt

                                                  • mmss
                                                    mmss  2 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  2 months back

                                                      Beautiful man.

                                                      • BigBossMan257
                                                        BigBossMan257  2 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  2 months back

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

                                                          • RobotShaman
                                                            RobotShaman  2 months back

                                                            No socks is the worst fashion trend of the century

                                                            • A Y
                                                              A Y  2 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  2 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  2 months back

                                                                  Check out The Green Book. Sooo good.

                                                              • Anwar Razali
                                                                Anwar Razali  2 months back

                                                                Luke cage

                                                                • hardybuck14
                                                                  hardybuck14  2 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

                                                                  • hardybuck14
                                                                    hardybuck14  3 weeks back

                                                                    +Gabriel Yagudayev no it was good

                                                                  • Gabriel Yagudayev
                                                                    Gabriel Yagudayev  3 weeks back

                                                                    hardybuck14 no it wouldn’t it sucked

                                                                  • Spazz Detective
                                                                    Spazz Detective  1 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  2 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  2 months back

                                                                    No it would have gotten worse

                                                                • Dennis McMann
                                                                  Dennis McMann  2 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  2 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  1 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  2 months back

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

                                                                    • Afro Shinobi
                                                                      Afro Shinobi  2 months back

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

                                                                  • Armando Oliveira
                                                                    Armando Oliveira  2 months back

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

                                                                    • Queenofwheels
                                                                      Queenofwheels  2 months back

                                                                      Manly man love him

                                                                      • jazzy enigma
                                                                        jazzy enigma  2 months back

                                                                        DANGGGGGGG!!! this dude smooth as fakkkkk

                                                                        • 26DeislerFCB
                                                                          26DeislerFCB  2 months back

                                                                          "this is us" should hire the make up artist

                                                                          • Scared of nutting
                                                                            Scared of nutting  2 months back

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

                                                                            • Kelly MM
                                                                              Kelly MM  2 months back

                                                                              Jimmy speaking the truth about the seasons😂

                                                                              • deadoralive cowboy
                                                                                deadoralive cowboy  2 months back

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

                                                                                • John Galactus
                                                                                  John Galactus  2 months back

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

                                                                                  • TheEmperor .Mohammad
                                                                                    TheEmperor .Mohammad  2 months back

                                                                                    Hays whaaat?
                                                                                    I thought they will write Papaia

                                                                                    • Rufaro Asuquo
                                                                                      Rufaro Asuquo  2 months back

                                                                                      He’s awesome in everything and he should be in my scripts

                                                                                      • GamerBot
                                                                                        GamerBot  2 months back


                                                                                        • Ebosan87
                                                                                          Ebosan87  2 months back

                                                                                          History sure loves to repeat itself. Matthew McConaghey won a Golden Globe in January 2014 and then first appeared in season 1 of True Detective that same night. Mahershala Ali won this past Sunday (Globes were a week earlier than usual) and will make his True Detective debut this coming Sunday. Strange coincidence? I think not, it obviously means season 3 will be just as good as season 1 (all joking aside it is a pretty awesome thing to happen twice to lead actors around this show).

                                                                                          • Stefan Blazevski
                                                                                            Stefan Blazevski  2 months back

                                                                                            Time is a flat circle.Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again- forever.

                                                                                          • Queenofwheels
                                                                                            Queenofwheels  2 months back

                                                                                            +Tobe Doss even if you took out the acting Ali would still win. McConaghey don't take showers.

                                                                                          • Tobe Doss
                                                                                            Tobe Doss  2 months back

                                                                                            Ali > Matthew