Picks and Pans Review: Laurence Fishburne Lets It Ride

updated 04/21/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/21/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• The 21 star, 46, tries his luck on Broadway in Thurgood, about Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.

WHAT'S IT LIKE DOING A ONE-MAN SHOW? If I said I wasn't nervous, I'd be lying, but I'm exhilarated to be on the stage. The theater is church for actors, so I'm going to church.

ANY WORRIES ABOUT MESSING UP ONSTAGE? I try to get the mistakes out in rehearsal. I'm blundering through it and looking foolish every day.

ARE YOU A GAMBLER LIKE YOUR 21 CHARACTER? Not at all. [During shooting] I put $50 down on the blackjack table and played three hands. I lost all of it and that was enough for me!

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