Denzel Washington is one of the few Hollywood “good guys,” both on and off screen.
He plays tough leadership figures in films that demand respect and are honest and forthright. He lives his off-camera life the same way.
Not only that, but he is one of the few proud and open Christians in Hollywood. He is not afraid to speak his mind and live his life with conviction.
So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he made a STRONG statement against a mentality in Hollywood that celebrities are “victims” and have hard and challenging work.
He asks Hollywood to consider the real heroes and those that make REAL sacrifice.
Via Daily Wire:
Just like people say: ‘Oh, the difficulty of making a movie.’ I’m like, listen, send your son to Iraq–that’s difficult. It’s just a movie. It’s like, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense. It’s like, oh, a movie. Get outta here. Your son got shot in the face? That’s difficult. Making a movie is a luxury; it’s a gift. It’s an opportunity, and most importantly, it’s a gift. Obviously, everybody here is talented enough to do that, but don’t get it twisted. It’s just a movie. It ain’t that big a deal.”
Watch the full statement below:
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