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Viola Davis & Denzel Washington Recall Their First Time Working Together

It was a special night for Denzel Washington as he was honored with the Hollywood Legacy Award at the 2017 BET Presents American Black Film Festival.

The Oscar winner received the award from his friend and “Fences” co-star Viola Davis. The two chatted only with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh backstage.

Denzel called it “a real treat” to have Viola there. The duo actually worked together for the first time in 2002, when Denzel made his directorial debut with “Antwone Fisher” and he cast Viola in the film. He smiled, sharing, “The first actress I've worked with and the last actress I've worked with. Seriously. It’s real joy, it’s all just a pleasure.”

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