Mingle Media TV and our Red Carpet Report host Kristyn Burtt were invited to come out to Paramount Studios speak with Academy Award®-nominated film Fences stars Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidney in advance of the release of the film next week on Blu-ray.
We’ve also included the trailer to this film as it is one you won’t want to miss, if you didn’t see it in theaters. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis deliver powerful performances and these two young cast members share their experience with us on set and what it meant to be in this Oscar-nominated film.
About: JOVAN ADEPO (Cory) made his studio feature film debut in “FENCES.” He is known for his recurring role on HBO’s “The Leftovers,” playing ‘Michael Murphy,’ from Season Two. Adepo moved to North Carolina from England at a young age and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He has appeared in the independent features “The Youth” and “Bruise” and landed a guest role on the hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Adepo is also a member of the prestigious Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles where he appeared in the critically acclaimed production “The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel.”
Check out August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play “Fences” made into a movie on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack March 14, 2017
About: SANIYYA SIDNEY (Raynell) is nine years old and has starred as the young ‘Kizzy’ in the miniseries “Roots,” directed by Mario Van Peeples, and opposite Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner in “Hidden Figures.” “FENCES” is her third role.
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FENCES was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Denzel Washington), and Best Adapted Screenplay (August Wilson) and Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress award for her transcendent performance, along with a 2017 Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and more than a dozen critics’ group awards.
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