On a chilly rainy December 6th, things heated up at the National Museum of African American History and Culture as some of the stars from Fences heated up the red carpet. Denzel Washington was in attendance along with Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen Henderson, and Jovan Adepo.
Sadly, Viola Davis was not in attendance.
Fences is a movie based on the play written by the late August Wilson, tells the tale about Troy Maxon, a Pittsburgh garbage collector, who is struggling to come to terms with his life and the hopes and dreams of those around him.
When asked about what should audiences expect, Denzel Washington said, “to enjoy and appreciate great writing, August Wilson wrote a great masterpiece that has great acting, Viola Davis gives one of the great performances of our time and there are great actors out there who don’t always get the shine.”
He went on to praise the work of his fellow actors such as Russell Hornsby who we also had the chance to talk to. When asked about what makes these characters unique, Mr. Hornsby told us, “…these people are searching for themselves and trying to find a way to really matter in the world and be able to stand upright and erect and say that I deserve to be counted.”
This film which is also directed by Denzel Washington, releases on December 16, 2016. Could we also see another Oscar nod for Denzel and company? Find out then!
Bonus!!!! Denzel has a little fun with a young fan!
Thanks to The Rogers Revue for access