Denzel Washington tells it like it is. Though not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination, he lacks the arrogance, vapidity, and radicaI leftism peculiar to Hollywood personalities.
Instead, he tends to speak the truth as he sees it in a reasonable, rational way that’s quite unlike what’s normally associated with Hollywood.
Such was the case back in 2016 when actors were patting themselves on the back and saying that making a movie was like going to a w ar zone…yes, really.
Well, Denzel demolished that Iie during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, saying People say ‘the difficulty of making a movie.’ Well, send your son to Iraq. That’s difficult.
It’s just a movie, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense. Your son got shot in the face? That’s difficuIt. Making a movie is a luxury. It’s a gift. But don’t get it twisted, it’s just a movie.
Denzel’s comments might have been a response to Tom Cruise, who had been somewhat misleadingly quoted in 2013 as saying that filming a movie was brutaI like a tour of duty in Afgha nistan.
The Hollywood Reporter was involved in that story too, reporting:
Don’t underestimate the work that Cruise does. As far as he’s concerned, acting is like competing in the Olympics, and sometimes like fighting in Afgha nistan. I train, you know, I’ve studied, you know, professional athletes, Olympians, in order to, you know, a sprinter for the Olympics, they only have to run two races a day, Cruise explains. When I’m shooting, I couId potentially have to run 30, 40 races a day, day after day