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Can you imagine someone knocking on your door, you open it and it’s Denzel Washington?! Well, that happened to a few Pittsburgh fans while the Hollywood veteran was shooting FENCES. Deets inside…

So, we learned what it’s like when Denzel knocks on your door and asks to come inside your house to “visit.”

This week, Denzel and the cast (including some actors from the actual play) chatted with an audience in DC at the National Museum of African-American History + Culture about how he passed the time while spending three months in Pittsburgh shooting the new Fences movie. was on the scene to catch the goods when Denzel dished on the shenanigans he was up to while filming around the home of the late orginal playwright August Wilson.

Denzel revealed that they filmed in a real-life neighborhood called The Hill and even used real houses in the neighborhood. So he made random house visits to people in the community, going door to door to thank them for allowing them to shoot in their neighborhood. He said he was going to ask for food like real neighbors would too.

He even made one wigless fan’s day. The sexy A-Lister stopped at a young lady’s house and she told the star her aunt was upset because he hadn’t been to her house yet. So, Denzel decided to stop by the woman’s home so that she wouldn’t be upset.

When he got there, the wheelchair-bound woman told him he couldn’t come inside…because she didn’t have her wig on. Oop!

After she got herself together, she let him in and fanned out for all 60 seconds. After that, Denzel said he was like a regular person. “She was asking me to do stuff [around the house] like, go fetch that box for me.” Hilar!

Totally everybody’s grandma.

When Denzel was asked what he wanted people to take away from the super intense and raw film, he responded, “It depends on what you bring to it.”


Denzel and his co-stars Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo and Broadway star Stephen Henderson made their way to the Atlanta screening of the Broadway revial at the Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station a few days ago.

On the carpet, he snapped it up with his wife Pauletta Washington and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed who were there to show their support.

Elsewhere in the “A”….

TV personality/actor Terrence J joined Denzel for a Q&A discussion about the film at Morehouse College.

FENCES hits theaters Christmas Day!

Photos: Paras Griffin/Getty

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