On Sunday night, TV mini-series Night Of ended its run, during which it drew an audience of seven million viewers weekly across all platforms. The critically acclaimed crime drama showcased a gripping performance by actor and rapper Riz Ahmed as Nasir Khan, the Queens, NY, college student charged with the murder of Andrea Cornish, a young woman he met while driving his dad’s taxi without permission.
The night after the finale aired, on The Late Show, Ahmed chatted with host Stephen Colbert. They didn’t dissect the finale episode given Colbert’s fear of spoilers (he’s a fan who hadn’t seen it yet). But they did chat about Ahmed’s experiences filming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (sans toilet breaks!), and also tapped into a powerful if brief discussion of identity.
Watch video from Ahmed’s Late Show appearance below:
Here’s what Ahmed had to say around four minutes into the video clip: