Denzel says fame unnatural

Last updated 05:00 19/01/2013
denzel washington
DENZEL WASHINGTON: Dismissed the idea of becoming a preacher like his father.

Relevant offers

Celebrities

Joan Rivers' doctor 'took selfie before biopsy' Wellywood all a twitter at star's arrival Singing career for Kylie Jenner? Gosling baby inspires Twitter parody Lizzy Caplan: Mean Girls success evaded me William Shatner on life, death and sunscreen What the gossip mags say US police 'mistake' actress for prostitute Kiwi travellers, where have you seen a celeb? Can't stand for Kanye? Fans have to prove it

Denzel Washington admits that his status as a celebrity can easily have him mired in isolation.

The Academy Award-winning Flight actor's face is internationally known.

Denzel reveals that being recognised almost anywhere can be deflating, as it is very segregating.

"[Being famous] can even have an effect on you all the time because it's not natural to put a hat on and keep your head down all the time. It's missing life - you start to miss life," he said.

"You know when you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. A West Indian told me that. Everything's a trade-off."

Denzel's father Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr was a Pentecostal preacher.

His dad's occupation didn't appeal to him much growing up.

"I never considered being a preacher," he shared.

"It was suggested to me to be one but that wasn't a plan of mine."

Denzel loves being a part of the movie business.

He is exhilarated by the variety in his work.

"You know, that's a part of the fun of it; I've driven trains, I've flown planes - well I haven't actually - but that's a part of the fun, part of our job," Denzel smiled.

Ad Feedback

- Cover Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content