entertainment.ie's Deirdre Molumby sat down with legendary actor Denzel Washington to discuss his new film Fences, which he both directs and stars in. Based on a play by August Wilson, Fences tells the story of an African-American family in 1950s working-class Pittsburg.

Denzel discusses the process of adapting a stage play for screen, working with Viola Davis, and how he got under the skin of his character.

Fences is released in Ireland this Friday, February 17th.