Hamilton star refuses to watch the Disney+ movie version

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Hamilton breakout star Daveed Diggs refuses to watch the Disney+ movie version of the hit play.

Portrayer of both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, for which he won a Tony Award in 2016, Diggs recently caught up with TheWrap to discuss how he's moulded a certain image of these performances in his head over the years.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

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"I have talked about it so much that there is a version of the show in my head that is like a greatest hits of 500-something performances, right? It's this collage of every time I ever did the show, plus all the workshops plus all the off-Broadway – and also, three people sitting in a room trying out a song for the first time," he began.

"All that stuff is part of the Hamilton experience that I've been describing publicly for five years now. As soon as I watch the movie, I don't think my brain is strong enough to handle the fact that things will be different.

"I think as soon as I watch the movie, that's going to become the version, and I know for a fact that it is substantially different than the one in my head."

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Photo credit: Disney

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Continuing his explanation, Diggs then added: "So until I don't have to talk about it anymore, I'm not going to watch it. Because if I see it, I'm going to look back at every interview I did, like, 'Oh man, you were lying.'

"I just can't deal with that yet, but at a certain point maybe I will be able to."

Someone put an end to this man's inner turmoil.

Hamilton is now available to watch on Disney+.

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