Denzel Washington Quotes
I remember my father telling me that just like Troy, he could get me in with the water department where he worked in New York. He talked about how he could get me on the job, and if I stayed 25 years, I could probably work my way up to be a supervisor and how it was a good union and all of the benefits and that I was going to make $20,000 in 50 years or whatever it was. He couldn’t see that far.
It just happened that we did [Fences] seven years ago on Broadway. Scott Rudin brought me August Wilson’s original screenplay for it, and I realized I hadn’t read the play. So I read it. Then I realized that Troy (my character) was 53 – and I was 55 at the time. I realized I better hurry up! I might be too old!