Denzel Washington and Stephen Colbert nerd out over how to perform Shakespeare

Published Dec 16 2021 at 11:15 AM GMT
  • Denzel Washington is about to add another instalment of Shakespeare to his long career of it, in Joel Coen's upcoming film The Tragedy of Macbeth out Dec.
  • Paying no heed to superstition over saying the word "Macbeth" in a theatre, the actor has appeared in plenty of the Bard’s work before, including Othello, Richard II, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Much Ado About Nothing.
  • On Wednesday, the Late Show host Stephen Colbert asked him about any advice on performing Shakespeare — however, Washington replied, "I would like you to give me some advice.
  • "About Shakespeare" I never performed Shakespeare except in an acting class," replied Colbert before diving right into it.
  • "Speak it trippingly on the tongue!""But if you mouth it, as many of your players do," Washington expertly responded, from Hamlet.



  • Published Dec 16, 2021 11:15 AM GMT