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Empire Podcast #469 Part Two: Jimmy Smits, Adam Wingard

In the second half of this week's genuinely bumper-sized, jam-packed Empire Podcast, the great Jimmy Smits jumps onto SquadCast with Ben Travis and Chris Hewitt, talking to them about his role in Jon M. Chu's adaptation of In The Heights, his New York heritage, and his skill with a lightsaber. Which you may even be able to hear. And, with Godzilla Vs Kong hitting DVD, Blu-ray and 4K this week, we bring you the opening ten minutes of our spoiler special chat with the film's director, Adam Wingard.
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Jimmy Smits on In the Heights, Immigrant Stories and That Time He Did Karaoke With Gregory Peck and Sidney Poitier

Jimmy Smits is known for playing gritty detectives and inspiring politicians in hit TV series like NYPD Blue, LA Law, and The West Wing. He is not known for his work in musicals. But the 65-year old was a fan of In The Heights—”I saw it off-Broadway,” he says—and so he pitched himself to director Jon Chu for the role of Puerto Rican cab company owner Kevin Rosario by putting together a reel of himself singing in NYPD Blue and The West Wing.