Denzel Washington: “I Don’t Want Movie-Star Friends”

Is it wrong for Denzel to be comfortable with his friends, even if they aren't actors?


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denzel washington smilingWho needs friends when you’re Denzel Washington?

In an article from The Guardian, the popular actor states, “actually, even within the industry, I don’t have any actor friends.”

“My friends are old friends,” Washington continued.  “One’s an ex-music guy, the other’s a restaurant owner and the other’s an ex-pro ballplayer.”

Denzel, who is known to keep his personal life low key, also says, “I don’t want movie-star friends. And being African American, there were no big movie stars to hang out with anyway, not when I was starting out, they were just the third guy from the back! For whatever reason, I never befriended any white actors.”

Read more at The Grio