[Movies] Denzel Washington Says He Does Not Have a Lot of Actor Friends
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.23.2013
He's not a butt-kisser...
Xan Brooks recently published a new interview with Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. And according to Washington, he doesn't have many actor friends in the movie industry.
Washington on his close friends: "Actually, even within the industry, I don't have any actor friends. My friends are old friends. One's an ex-music guy, the other's a restaurant owner and the other's an ex-pro ballplayer."
Why Washington doesn't have many friends among his peers: "Because I don't make friends! Maybe I'm not a butt-kisser, maybe I'm not a schmoozer. I'm not about to go to a party to try to get a job. And then when you have children, the other friends become other parents. We'd coach baseball or basketball. My wife and I were raised right. I don't want movie-star friends. And being African American, there were no big movie stars to hang out with anyway, not when I was starting out, they were just the third guy from the back! For whatever reason, I never befriended any white actors [his representative later noted 'except,' and then listed Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, etc]."
Washington is up for another Best Actor Oscar for his role in Flight.