Denzel Washington is over 60 but no way close to retirement!
The critically-acclaimed entertainer has established himself as a powerful lead actor in various genres, from emotional dramas to action movies, in addition to being a phenomenal director and producer.
Although it seemed the two-time Oscar winner had done it all, the Hollywood icon revealed to ET that he was far from done with the entertainment business.
Denzel Washington Is Looking For A New Challenge
At the premiere of his new film, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Washington opened up about seeking new challenges in the movie industry and how this hunger for more was similar to the movie’s character. In his words:
“I’m about the challenges. At this point, like the character, I’m in the yellow leaf of my career. To be quite honest, looking to do other things. So as far as acting, it’s gonna have to be an extreme challenge for me to be interested.”
“The Equalizer” star believed there wasn’t much left for him to do as an actor, which was why he had his eyes set on collaborating with some of the top directors in the business.
Despite the BET Humanitarian Award winner’s beliefs, he enjoyed playing Macbeth, the power-hungry lord who fought for the Scottish throne after a trio of witches prophesied it would be his to claim.
Regarding the historical drama, the 66-year-old proudly declared it was an amazing journey undertaken by talented Hollywood newcomers and veterans.
According to the icon, the project was a success thanks to the skills of Joel Coen, the film’s director. On the same note, the “American Gangster” star couldn’t help but mention his upcoming movie with Michael B. Jordan.
“A Journal For Jordan,” a film directed by Washington, would be arriving on Christmas Day, and the director stated that viewers should be ready for a “real tear-jerker.”
The “Déjà Vu” Star’s First Love Is His Late Mother
During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his two new movies, the father-of-four got candid about his late mother, who died earlier this year.
The Golden Globe Award winner got emotional after the show’s host recalled an old statement the entertainer made about a boy’s first true love being his mother.
The “Fences” star couldn’t hold back his tears as he explained that a mother would always be a son’s first true love while the first son would be a mother’s, last true love.
Washington revealed that his mother was there for him every step of the journey to fame, and when Colbert brought out a picture of the actor’s mother at the Oscars in 1990, the 66-year-old cried.
Family has always been the Hollywood veteran’s priority as The Blast previously reported that the “Training Day” star kept a small social circle in the entertainment business.
According to the icon, he didn’t have celebrity friends because he was a loner, and being a family man meant that most of his friends were fellow parents.
However, the “Flight” stat has befriended a few colleagues such as Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Omari Hardwick, and more.