Denzel Washington reflects on Sidney Poitier & talks aging Macbeth in his new movie

In an exclusive interview on ‘The Jess Cagle Show,’ Denzel Washington discusses Sidney Poitier, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth,’ ‘The Piano Lesson,’ and more.

Jackie Kolgraf
January 12, 2022

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In new, exclusive interviews on both The Jess Cagle Show on SiriusXM Stars (Ch. 109) and The Mike Muse Show on SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126), Denzel Washington discusses the passing of actor Sidney Poitier, his role in The Tragedy of Macbeth, the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Piano Lesson, and more.

Tune in on the SXM App now to hear Washington speak to Jess Cagle about Sidney Poitier, the first Black man and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, who passed away just last week.

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Listen to SiriusXM Urban View on January 16 at 2pm ET to hear Mike Muse interview Washington about his portrayal of Macbeth and how he gets into his characters’ shoes (literally).Watch preview clips of both interviews from the SiriusXM YouTube channel below.

Additionally, the award-winning Malcolm X and Training Day actor discusses aging up the titular character in the new film The Tragedy of Macbeth, an Oscar contender that premiered in theaters in December and will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on January 14.

Washington also confirmed he’s working on The Piano Lesson, a play by August Wilson that is both heading back to Broadway and being adapted to film for Netflix, where his son, John David Washington, will play Boy Willie.

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