Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period Podcast (Hosted By W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery)
I found this podcast after searching for Phoebe Robinson since her Blaria podcast has been on hiatus. I found her on a podcast talking about The Preacher’s Wife with stand up comedian W. Kamau Bell and fellow stand-up/Tonight With John Oliver writer, Kevin Avery. Since then, I’ve been a regular listener of the show that talks about being Black in Hollywood, racial and gender diversity on television, and of course, the great acting skills of Denzel Washington. Their latest episode is one of Spike Lee’s best interviews in awhile.
One of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, Spike Lee joins Kamau and Kevin this week to talk about Denzel Washington, the Greatest Actor of All Time Period. Spike tells us about his Top 5 Denzel Movies that he didn’t direct, how Denzel channeled the spirit of Malcolm X by preparing for the role for over a year, future NBA hall of famer Ray Allen getting caught by surprise when Denzel went off script during their one-on-one basketball game in He Got Game because Denzel wanted to score a basket, and Denzel himself asking him to direct one of 10 August Wilson plays being produced by HBO. Plus, Spike gives us the scoop on his latest film Chi-Raq, a satire set in Chicago about the gang violence prevalent in some neighborhoods on the city’s south side.