“With whom do you wish you could have played a scene?” — question for cast members of The Wire

Back in 2014, during The Wire marathon on HBO, I started tweeting to cast members a simple question:

“With whom do you wish you could have played a scene?”

After all, there are so many fabulous actors on The Wire, and many never got to do a scene together, despite so many cast members — regardless of season — becoming friends or at least friendly off camera.

I grouped all of the responses in a Storify file, but unfortunately the site closed down and the post is gone. So I’ve re-configured them here, in order in which I received them, and I’ll keep this post updated if and when I get more.




Sonja Sohn — Kima

Answer: Michael Potts as Brother Mouzone

Wire - Sohn

Clarke Peters — Lester

Answer: Robert F. Chew as Proposition Joe

Wire - Peters

Tray Chaney — Poot

Answer: Sonja Sohn as Kima

Wire - Chaney

Wendell Pierce — The Bunk

Answer: Wood Harris as Avon

Wire - Pierce

Julito McCullum — Namond

Answer: Idris Elba as Stringer or Wood Harris as Avon

Wire - Julito

Michael Potts — Brother Mouzone

Answer: Wendell Pierce as The Bunk

Wire - Potts

Wendell responds

Wire - Potts and Pierce

Delaney Williams — Jay Landsman

Answer: Felicia Pearson as Snoop

Wire - D. Williams

James Ransone — Ziggy

Answer: Idris Elba as Stringer (tweet deleted)

Wire - Ransone

Chris Ashworth — Sergei

Answer: Michael K. Williams as Omar

Wire - Ashworth

Chris Bauer — Sobotka

Answer: Michael K. Williams as Omar

Wire - Bauer

Jamie Hector — Marlo

Answer: Chad L. Coleman as Cutty (fun side note: Hector auditioned for Cutty)

Wire - Hector

Lance Reddick — Lt. Daniels

Answer: Prop Joe, Snoop, Marlo

Wire - Reddick

Brandan Tate — Sapper

Answer: Method Man as Cheese, Clarke Peters as Lester

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Sandi McCree — De’Londa Brice

Answer: Jamie Hector as Marlo

Wire - McCree

Pablo Schreiber — Nick Sobotka

Answer: ha

Wire - Pablo

Mel Nicholls-King — Cheryl

Answer: everyone (part 1, part 2)

Wire - Mel 2

Wire - Mel

Robert Wisdom — Colvin

Answer: no one, as he is happy with what he got to do

Wire - Wisdom

Neal Huff — Steintorf

Answer: Prezbo and his students

Wire - Huff

Michael Kostroff — Levy

Answer: Cutty

Wire - Kostroff


David Simon — show creator (asked him about writing a scene between two characters)

Answer: Slim Charles and Jay Landsman

Wire - Simon


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