Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Denzel Washington: Fame is not natural

Denzel Washington

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 explained to Cover Media.

"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.

© Cover Media

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