Denzel Washington (The Book of Eli) Interview
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Interview with Denzel Washington (The Book of Eli)
Denzel Washington has stepped it up for his role in The Book of Eli. The Oscar-winning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds, learn martial arts and how to realistically handle many types of deadly weapons. Son of a pastor, Washington was so drawn to the spiritual aspects of the story, he also signed on as a producer.
The Book of Eli centers on a lone hero named Eli (Washington) who must fight his way across the wasteland of post apocalyptic America to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving the future of humanity.
Tribute's Bonnie Laufer had the opportunity to talk to Washington about his devotion to this movie and what it was like preparing for the role. Be sure to watch until the very end when Bonnie makes him blush when they discuss a specific piece of Denzel's wardrobe that he chose not to wear to get him into the role!