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Denzel Washington isn’t a fan of self-righteous celebrities, whom we’ve seen quite a bit of in the past year or so.
From Cher to Whoopi Goldberg to Meryl Streep, celebrities lately have begun to think they’re some sort of royalty because they pretend to be other people, but Denzel Washington has something to say about all of that – get over yourselves.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, he didn’t mince words when he said that acting isn’t a difficult task and that instead of complaining celebrities should be thankful for the “gift” they’ve been given in their careers.
Check it out, via the Daily Wire:
During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, actor Denzel Washington was asked about his worst jobs. He replied:
“I was a garbage man…you get eight hours of work, but you can do it in three. So you can go home as soon as you finish. Post office, you get three hours of work, and you make it last eight. I did both. I liked being a garbage man better.”
Then Washington made a salient point about the film and television industry:
“They weren’t bad jobs. 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.”