Sunday, November 29

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Candyman, Celebs, Movies, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

‘Watchmen’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Says He Was Asked To Change His Name For His Hollywood Career

By Corey Atad. 13 secs ago Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s star is on the rise, but he’s staying true to his roots. In a new interview with GQ Middle East, the star of “Watchmen” and the upcoming “Candyman” reveals that when he was starting out in Hollywood he was asked if he would change his name. RELATED: ‘Candyman’ Is Coming To Deliver The Pain In Chilling New Teaser The actor was asked either to drop part of his last name to become Yahya Mateen, or even to go with just Yahya as his stage name, but Abdul-Mateen refused to consider it. “My father [Yahya Abdul-Mateen] prayed for his parents every day and took them along the journey with them,” he says. “I can only hope to do the same, and one way I can do that is by holding on to the second [in my name], because that means you hav...