He's staying busy with "2 Guns," set to shoot with co-star Mark Wahlberg and "Contraband" director Baltasar Kormakur, and he's also eyeing the script for a Thelonious Monk biopic: "I'm talking about it more, so maybe I'm talking myself into it."
He shares some insight into the plight of women in Hollywood, piqued by comments from his Broadway "Fences" co-star Viola Davis (whom he cast in "Antwone Fisher") on African-American actresses in Hollywood. "Black or white, there seems to be a cut-off for women. Don't have a couple of kids; you're out the door. They're constantly looking for the younger one, the younger one."
He adds: "For African-American women, women of color, it's doubly hard." His own daughter is studying acting and he tells her to watch Davis and to get on stage: "'Learn to be the best actor you can be, so that you'll always work, you'll be able to go from stage to television to movies.'"
In appreciation of Washington's work, ThePlaylist has the Five Best Denzel Washington Performances, which include "Devil In A Blue Dress." They state the case for a sequel here.
He talks to CBS News below: