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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Denzel Washington HollywoodNewsWire.net  "The Book of Eli"  photo
The Book of Eli
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 12, 2009
Denzel Washington – The Book of Eli

Q1: This film depicts the self-destruction of America. Can you identify with Eli, and what is your hope for present-day America?
DW: Wow. Well, what's my hope for humanity, I guess... I watched the film last night, and it was the first time I'd seen it finished, as I had seen it numerous times, but it just stuck out to me, the line I say about the Bible, that this is probably the reason that the war started to begin with, and I guess my point being, it's not that farfetched. Not that this is a cautionary tale, necessarily, but it's been going on for thousands of years. Hopefully we're just entertainment.

Q2: How surprised were you by the fact that an action film can be so spiritual and metaphysical in a way, and was that the attraction to doing this?
DW: My son is one of the producers, John David [Washington]. And he really pushed me to do three films. The other two were completely different, but he was really the one who pushed me to d...

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