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For Once, Cherokee Actor Wes Studi Cast as Romantic Co-star

Actor Wes Studi poses for a portrait in New York on June 14, 2022, to promote his film "A Love Song." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Actor Wes Studi poses for a portrait in New York on June 14, 2022, to promote his film "A Love Song." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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New York (AP) -- In Wes Studi’s potent and pioneering acting career, he has played vengeful warriors, dying prisoners and impassioned resistance leaders. For three decades, he has arrestingly crafted wide-ranging portraits of the Native American experience. But one thing he had never done in a movie is give someone a kiss.

“I thought it was about time, yeah,” Studi, 74, says chuckling.