Denzel Washington says he was covered in prayer while filming his latest movie

Fences, directed by Denzel Washington is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning work by August Wilson. The story traces the life of a former Negro League Football player of the 50s, Troy Maxson, played by Denzel Washington, who eventually became a garbage collector.

LThe film was shot in the Pittsburgh neighborhood where August Wilson, the author of the book who died in 2005, regularly visited. The man who made the condition of blacks in twentieth century America his favorite subject, had his habits there and knew the inhabitants very well. The residents of the district therefore naturally reserved a very warm welcome to the production team, offering meals and observing the scenes shot at the risk of being in the frame. A man even offered Denzel Washington coffee every morning.

Le Christian post fervent Christian actor and director Denzel Washington revealed the statements. He mentions the presence of 2 women in the neighborhood who prayed for him every day during the filming.

“A woman around the corner was looking at me. She had made her house a peaceful place of prayer for me, and I went there when things got too overwhelming, just to take a breath. Sometimes I prayed with her. "

At the location of the filming, Denzel Washington also met a woman who admitted to following him for a long time. The actor then shouted at him: "Well, pray for me!" ".

“My family and I have been praying for you for 35 years, we have observed and seen the difficulties. "

For Denzel, “we never know who is praying for us”.

“I needed all these prayers, I needed this support. We all need it. The people were just wonderful. "

In gratitude for the wonderful welcome and prayerful support, Denzel and the production hosted a special screening for the entire neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

The film Fences, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson will be released in French theaters on February 22, 2017.


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