In our Jan. 10 issue, actor-comedian Willie Macc asked readers if he should keep or lose his Afro.
Dear Back Stage Readers,
Thank you so much for sharing your opinion in the "Should the 'Fro Stay or Go?" poll (www.myspace.com/kingonthemic). Thanks to Back Stage, I got a larger cross section of opinions. Since the poll was nearly equally split—51 percent to keep it and 49 percent to cut it—I decided to compromise and have the barber cut off about 3 inches.
It's funny: Folks were saying I should cut it because it would limit my access to roles. Since the voting began, though, I have earned parts in three movies, including Chicago Pulaski Jones, the directorial debut for Cedric the Entertainer.