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Interview: Stephen McKinley Henderson and Jovan Adepo

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2016 by Steve Mesa



For his third film as a director, Denzel Washington will be finally bringing the work of playwright August Wilson to the silver screen with the film adaptation of Fences. The film is about a Pittsburgh sanitation worker (Washington) in the 1950s who is struggling to thrive in an era where racial tensions were at an all-time high. Washington is not a stranger to the material as he starred in the 2010 Broadway revival of the play, along with will Violas Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby. Those respective actors reprise their roles in Washington’s film adaptation except for Jovan Adepo, a relative newcomer who plays Washington’s conflicted son in the film. I had the opportunity to speak with Henderson and Adepo about the transition from the stage to the screen and their experiences shooting the film in the hometown of August Wilson: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Continue reading