We love Denzel around here. Yes, he’s made great films, but the older he gets the more his true heart comes out. And it’s what comes out of his heart in candid moments that reveals his love for God and people.
In a recent Hollywood Reporter round table discussion with A-List celebs, the likes of Denzel and Mel Gibson were asked to sit down and contribute. Mr. Washington took this as an opportune time to demystify the work of an actor.
It’s easy to get carried away in celebrity worship, and think that what they do changes the world. Meryl Streep said that actors were among the most vilified people on the planet? I’m sorry, Ms. Streep, more vilified than Bible believing Christians? Denzel offered some great perspective on his line of work.
“Oh the difficulty of making a movie’ Send your son to Iraq, that’s difficult. It’s just a movie. It’s like, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense. Your son got shot in the face? That’s difficult. Making a movie is a luxury…”
“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.”
It’s easy to forget that Ms. Streep said she was giving a speech to a room full of immigrants the other night without realizing most of those immigrants were from Canada and not even immigrants, they’re here on work visas.
The rest of us real working class Americans are going to be over here having the best eight years of our adult lives, while the liberal elite will be lost in a whirlwind of their self righteous wound licking.
“Don’t get it twisted. It’s just a movie. It aint’ that big a deal.”