FENCES star Jovan Adepo interview – on working with Denzel Washington & building character

FENCES star Jovan Adepo interview – on working with Denzel Washington & building character


FENCES opens this weekend, and is already on many critics’ best of the year lists. It contains some of the year’s strongest performances, and is directed quite beautifully by Denzel Washington. One of the standout performers in the film is Jovan Adepo, who plays Cory, the son of Denzel and Viola Davis in the film. Cory is a key role as he’s a major source of tension within the story, and the character we’re left with as the movie wraps up with a very important moment. I had a chance to sit down with Adepo and discuss his work on the film, and briefly touch up how excited he is for his next project with acclaimed direct Darren Aronofsky. This is young man to watch, I predict his career is only just beginning. My thanks to Grady May for edited this video.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.