John David Washington may have wanted to make a name for himself in Hollywood without getting the easier door through his famous dad Denzel Washington but he’s got nothing but love and respect and totally believes his father is the best in today’s entertainment industry.
In a recent chat with People, David was full of praise for his dad:
“I think the best actor in the industry, in the business, is my father. I’m inspired by the kind of career he’s had and what he’s had to do. Again, he’s been on the frontline for many years and what he’s done with it, with his opportunities, I just am so inspired and continue to be inspired by what he does and how he works and his approach to the craft and the business.”
He also saluted his mother, Pauletta Washington, and said she: “gives me inspiration…That’s my mother, the most consistent person in my life.”
John David Washington recently revealed lying about who his father was in an effort to earn his own roles while on auditions.
“I used to lie, saying he was a construction worker or in jail, just to have some sense of normalcy. They would always judge me. So I hid who my father was. I guess I was protecting myself.” he said in an interview with Mr Porter.
The 36-year-old “Tenet” lead said that he saw “how people changed” when they found out who his father was. “I felt like there was no way people would take me seriously, even if I was good,” he said.
David recently made headlines for “Malcolm & Marie” the movie he shot during quarantine with Zendaya which was just acquired by Netflix for $30 million.
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