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WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Mykelti Williamson attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

Actor Mykelti Williamson has been in 100s of films but that didn’t stop the Missouri native from considering retirement.

The Tom Joyner Morning Show talked to Williamson about why he considered quitting, his early influences, working in the stage and film productions of Fences, the secret behind Viola Davis‘ powerful scenes, and Denzel Washington‘s directing skills.

Director of Photography Charlotte Bruus Christensen and Director Denzel Washington on the set of Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.

Check out the full interview below.

 

Fences hits theaters nationwide on December 25, 2016.

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