Your fellow cast members do tend to land other shows and movies easily.
Lincoln: Yeah, we have a brilliant catch and release program here. Look at Soniqua [Martin-Green]: she’s on the new Star Trek. She’s an amazing woman and an incredible leader and she will be building an incredible community around her there. That’s always what you need to do. You need to surround yourself with people who want what you want, which is to tell the best story in the most effective way possible.
When you see Soniqua go to Star Trek, or Norman making a film on the side, do you envy them? Does it make you think about next steps, or career moves you want to make?
Lincoln: No! I just want to be a pig farmer and make cheese, man. [Laughs]
I mean I assume your lack of films is not for want of offers. What would it take to tempt you at this point?
Lincoln: Look, of course there are many, many people I would love to work with. It’s just a very difficult logistical problem right now. This job occupies so much of my life. And I am a family man first. My agents wouldn’t want to hear this, but I am about family. This is enough responsibility on my plate for the time being. If and when — more when than if — Rick is finally put out to pasture, I will definitely be looking for interesting films to work on. That’s what I want to do. That’s what I always want to do: tell interesting stories with brilliant and original minds. Whatever film that is, that does that, I will do it, and there are two films I’m incredibly excited to work on down the road.