The new film "Roman J. Israel, Esq." is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. He is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights, played by Carmen Ejogo. But soon a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. Carmen joined us to share what drew her to the role and why it was intense working with Denzel.
"Roman J. Israel, Esq." is rated PG-13 and is in theaters now. For more information, visit the movie website.