Leslie Odom Jr. explains how his wife Nicolette Robinson saved One Night in Miami

get to act opposite his wife Nicolette Robinson in Amazon Studios' One Night in Miami , her casting may have saved the movie.

"We were in a bind," the actor who plays Sam Cooke in the film explains during PEOPLE, EW, and TNT's 2021 SAG Awards pre-show .

"An actress was cast pre-COVID, and we were supposed to shoot these scenes between Sam and Barbara [Cooke] in L.A. after we wrapped in Louisiana at the beginning of March last year.

Odom jokes that he even added, "We've been quarantining together, if you want to throw in a kiss, we're good."

Odom is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Cooke.

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