Fences: Denzel Washington reveals how movie will differ from the play
Denzel Washington starred in the 2010 Broadway revival of Fences, and now he’s revisiting the story for an upcoming film adaptation that he both directed and stars in — but the movie version isn’t going to be a complete repeat.
“If there’s 25,000 words in the play, we’re using them all, but I framed it — they use the word ‘opened it up’ but I don’t even like to use that word; it was an organic process where scenes could take place,” Washington said in a recent SiriusXM Town Hall interview ahead of his latest film, The Magnificent Seven. “In the play, they all take place in the backyard. So they don’t all take place in the backyard [in the film].”
Watch the clip above.