Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams plays ‘Chalky White’ on HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire.’

HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” has been a hit television series for the better part of three years and is gearing up to bring its African American characters away from the show’s peripheral and into the limelight as the character Chalky White begins his possible ascension with the acquisition of the Onyx Club on the Boardwalk.

Though he still is not considered Nucky Thompson’s equal, White (played by actor Michael Kenneth Williams) has the potential to become more than an also ran on the show. However, Season four of “Boardwalk Empire” also witnesses the introduction of two new characters who are pivotal to the story arc: Dr. Narcisse, played by actor Jeffrey Wright, and lounge singer Daughter Maitland, played by actress Margot Bingham.

I had the chance to speak with each of these performers regarding their respective characters while covering the red carpet at the 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. The footage is below.

Watch “Boardwalk Empire” Sunday nights at 9pm on HBO