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Your New Crush Riz Ahmed Thoughtfully Discusses Race, Explains How He’s in All the Movies, and Then Raps

Riz Ahmed, who’s having a real Jessica Chastain–circa–2011 sort of year, with a streak that includes The Night Of, Jason Bourne, and Star Wars: Rogue One, stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last night to explain himself. Or rather, Ahmed discussed the complexities of race in America and the U.K. — “This is what British looks like,” Ahmed said — artfully dodged Star Wars questions, and then proved that he can rap (in case you didn’t already know). Now, as soon as the Rogue One press tour kicks into full gear, it seems the internet will be ready for a new boyfriend.

Riz Ahmed Explains the U.K., Night Of, Rogue One