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Talk 'Boardwalk,' 'Hunger Games' with Jeffrey Wright on Tuesday

Talk 'Boardwalk,' 'Hunger Games' with Jeffrey Wright on Tuesday
Click the image above to watch the actor Jeffrey Wright chat with The Times' Glenn Whipp. You can ask questions by tweeting with #asklatimes.

Jeffrey Wright's first long-term TV stint -- playing underworld figure Dr. Valentin Narcisse on "Boardwalk Empire" -- went well enough that the celebrated actor will be returning to the show for its fifth season, though we'll be finding his character in a much different place than when we first met him.

Wright will be joining The Envelope for a live Web chat on Tuesday at 10 a.m. PDT, and we'll be talking about Narcisse suffering what the actor calls a "real spiritual assassination" in the finale of this past season, being forced to become an informant for J. Edgar Hoover.

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We'll also probably mix in a "Hunger Games" question or two, as Wright will be returning for the two-part "Mockingjay" conclusion to the mammoth series. Wright's character, electronics expert Beetee Latier, survived the 75th Hunger Games -- barely. Before accepting the part, Wright -- who had appeared in the James Bond movies "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace" -- had to be convinced by his agent that the "Hunger Games" was actually bigger than Bond. We're guessing he just might have a fuller idea of the series' scope now.

And we're happy to pass along your questions too. Just tweet them to #asklatimes. See you Tuesday.

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