Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are starring in a big screen adaptation for August Wilson’s ‘Fences.’ The award winning duo feature on the cover of Essence’s December issue.
As described by Essence, ‘Fences’ centers on the midlife crisis of Troy Maxson (played by Washington) and how his “unrealized pain” produces a ripple effect throughout his broken family, especially on his wife Rose (Viola Davis).
Davis speaking on Denzel’s directorial abilities, says: “It’s not always that a director can say one thing that unlocks a scene when you’re blocked, especially with a scene that you’ve done so many times, but Denzel did that time and time again. He has a huge honesty gauge, so when he asked me to trust him, I did.”
Interestingly, the pair first worked together in 2002 on Washington’s directorial debut Antwone Fisher.
We can’t wait to see this movie.