Denzel Washington Covered in Prayer While Filming 'Fences'
Janine Law of the Christian Post reports, “Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington says he had prayer warriors supporting him throughout the filming of his latest movie, "Fences." Speaking about his role in the remake of the 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson during a press conference call, Washington explained that "Fences" was filmed in the same Pittsburgh neighborhood where Wilson was from, and he became well acquainted with those living in the neighborhood who watched the filming from their homes.”
“Some residents cooked meals for the cast members and one man gave Washington a cup of coffee every morning. Others pulled out their lawn chairs and would just sit and watch the scenes while they were in production. Washington, however, singled out two women in particular who really touched his heart. ‘A woman on the corner, she was watching me. She made her house a quiet place of prayer for me, and I'd go in there when things were getting overwhelming and just take a breath. Sometimes I'd just have a prayer with her,’ Washington said.”
“That particular home wasn't the only place where he was able to find sanctuary. Washington mentioned another woman who told him that she and her family had been covering him in prayer for years. ‘There was one woman in particular. Even before we started shooting I met her and I came and said, ‘Oh thank you for coming out.’ She said, ‘We've been watching you for a long time.’ I said ‘Well, pray for me.’ [And then] she said, ‘Denzel, I've been praying for you for 35 years, my family and I,’ he said. ‘We've been watching, we know how hard it is.’”