Denzel Washington: ‘I’m Here to Serve God, I’m Here to Serve My Family’

By Mark Judge | January 5, 2017 | 7:57am EST
Denzel Washington in the film "Fences" (Paramount via AP)

Denzel Washington is in the service business.


That's what the actor said in late December when he was interviewed by Bishop T.D. Jakes on the “T.D. Jakes Show.” 


Washington was promoting his new film “Fences,” which is based on the play by August Wilson. The film has been nominated for two Gold Globe Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor for Washington.


Bishop Jakes asked Washington if the film were a tribute to playwright Wilson, and Washington said the following:


Yes. I’m in the service business now. I'm fine. I've done well. I don't need anything else, don’t need watches and jewelry and all of that. So I'm here to serve. I'm here to serve God, I’m here to serve my family. So professionally I’m here to serve August Wilson.

Washington also revealed he has made a deal with HBO to produce nine other plays by Wilson, who died in 2005.




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