When Denzel Washington was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, he was asked about his worst job - you know, before he won an Oscar.
Before Washington was an award-winning actor, he worked as a garbage man and at a post office. He compared the jobs and admitted that he liked being a garbage man better:
"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," he said.
But, after reflecting on his own past and others' curiosity about the work he puts into his roles, he continues:
"... 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....Your son got shot in the face? That's difficult."
In a world where it can be easy for celebrities to get carried away with their own fame, Washington brings it back down to reality and takes this opportunity to offer us all a little perspective:
"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."
Denzel Washington: Making A Movie Isn't Like Going to Iraq
"People talk about the difficulty of making a movie and I'm like, send your son to Iraq, that's difficult. It's just a movie." - Denzel Washington | Oscars RoundtablesPosted by The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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