Athie plays Dan Turner, a video archivist hired to restore a series of tapes recovered from a New York City apartment building fire. What starts out as a routine job soon turns into something more. The found footage begins to explore the supernatural and has surprising connections with Dan’s past.
Athie is magnificent in the role, bringing depth and subtle heartbreak to what will surely be a buzzy piece of Netflix fodder. The show is viral and it has all over it. But Athie’s calm performance makes it stand out. It leaves you both scared.
Off-screen, though, Athie is far more relaxed, as evidenced by the fact he was down for a round of Glamour‘s Inappropriate Questions, where we ask all the things best suited for a second (or third) date. You’re about to meet Athie, your internet crush.
Fill in the blank for me: I love when my partner____.
Mamoudou Athie: I love when my partner takes it easy.
Do you mean just someone who has a relaxed disposition?
Yes. Absolutely. It’s not a big deal. Everything is manageable.
What is your biggest deal-breaker?
Rudeness, for sure. Rudeness, bad manners, bad hygiene. These are the things I would expect to see, but you never really know. You can lie about anything.
Have you ever ghosted anyone?