Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua video interview

Training Day is a favourite here in the MF office so we were hyped to find out that movie's star and director were reuniting. Luckily, our excitement was warranted because their new film The Equalizer is one of the best we've seen in along time. And no, we're not just saying that because we got to meet Denzel Washington.

Based on the 80s TV show, The Equalizer tells the story of a man (Washington) who protects a vulnerable young girl (Chloe Grace-Moretz) and inadvertently gets embroiled in a war with the highest echelons of the Russian mafia. It's bleak, it's brutal, it's bloody, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

Watch the interview to hear how 59-year old Washington prepared for some of his more physically demanding scenes, how he got into boxing and why he’s learning to ride a horse.

The Equalizer is in cinemas now.

Max Anderton

Max was the head of digital content for Men's Fitness which worked alongside Coach between 2015 and 2019.