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.”
God damn Denzel is the man. I mean everybody knew that anyway but it was still nice of him to step up and confirm it for everyone beyond a shadow of a doubt. Nothing more refreshing than when you hear a mega celebrity say something like this. So many self-righteous and self-important people in Hollywood who think they’re God’s gift to the Earth and have the right to lecture regular common people because they’ve made a lot of money playing dress up in front of cameras ahem ahem Meryl Streep ahem. Really cool when one of them (especially like THE number one actor) acknowledges that there’s a lot more “difficult” shit to deal with in the real world than long hours on set in makeup.