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'Deadpool 2': Leslie Uggams Will Return as Blind Al

April 20, 2017 (8:26 am) GMT
Uggams' Blind Al, who stole viewers' attention with funny scenes she shared with Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, will likely share a house again with the Merc with the Mouth.
'Deadpool 2': Leslie Uggams Will Return as Blind Al

Leslie Uggams will reprise her role as Blind Al in "". The acclaimed actress confirmed to Blackfilm that she would return for the "" sequel during the afterparty for HBO's "".

Despite only having a few scenes in the first "Deadpool" movie, Uggams' Blind Al stole viewers' attention with funny scenes she had with ' Deadpool. Both were roommates and they would likely share a house again in the sequel.

Uggams is best known for her role as Kizzy on ABC's "". She won an 1983 Emmy Award for outstanding hostess for her performance on her own variety show "The Leslie Uggams Show". Back in 1967, Uggams won the 1967 Tony Award for best actress in musical for her performance in "Hallelujah, Baby!". Her movie credits include cult classic "Poor Pretty Eddie" and "Sugar Hill".

"Deadpool 2" is set to hit U.S. theaters on March 2, 2018. Reynolds will return to the movie as the titular antihero. Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Karan Soni (Dopinder the taxi driver) and (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) are also among the returning actors. "" star Zazie Beetz would join the movie as new character Domino, while will portray time-traveling mutant Cable.

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