Denzel Washington and Corey Hawkins took different paths to ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

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New York Daily News

Denzel Washington has been a Shakespearean standout for decades, but he’d never seen a production of “Macbeth” before being crowned the lead of the latest film adaptation. That proved to be an advantage, says Washington, who stars alongside fellow Oscar winner Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” now streaming on Apple TV+. “I’m glad that I hadn’t seen the play or any prior film … because I didn’t feel that pressure,” Washington told the Daily News. “‘Oh my goodness, this is ‘Macbeth’ and how is mine going to be different than whoever?’ I didn’t see anybody else’s, so there wasn’t …

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