Before embodying the role of Wink, Hushpuppy's weathered father in BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, Dwight Henry was a respectable family man running a local bakery. Now that BEASTS is on its way to the Oscars, a lot has changed, but in some ways has stayed the same: Dwight still runs his bakery, The Buttermilk Drop, making insanely delicious (we've tried them, believe us) treats for his hometown of New Orleans. Recently, the New York Time's awards blog The Carpetbagger met up with him to discuss acting, donuts, and everything in between.
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