Time and again we are forced to deal with the arrogance and ego of Hollywood celebrities.
We see pictures of them on luxurious beaches, jet-setting around the world, winning awards and making millions of dollars to star in a movie. It’s clear they live a life that is fantasy to most of us in America.
Then we are confronted with videos and press conferences, even acceptance speaking from these elitists, criticizing regular Americans for their political views or beliefs. These out-of-touch millionaires have the audacity to call us bigots, racists, or sexist.
They clearly don’t understand the problems we face or the challenges of everyday Americans, so they have no problem spouting off this kind of stupidity.
Then to add to this insult, they often complain about how hard it is to be a rich celebrity. It’s enough to make you sick.
But once and a while, we see actors who have their heads on straight. One of them is Denzel Washington.
From Louder With Crowder:
The words “real talk” get thrown around a lot on the interwebs. While I don’t have the math in front of me, I’m willing to bet at least half the time we’re probably talking about something Denzel Washington said. Somewhere there’s an irrefutable equation which will no doubt verify my claim, but I needn’t find it. Because you already know.
Hollywood Reporter held a round table of various actors discussing work and past jobs. Here’s Denzel…
People say “the difficulty of making a movie.” Well, send your son to Iraq. That’s difficult. It’s just a movie, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense. Your son got shot in the face? That’s difficult. Making a movie is a luxury. It’s a gift. But don’t get it twisted, it’s just a movie.
It takes guts to say something like that to a group of Hollywood elitists, but Denzel is not afraid to speak his mind. While surrounded by other celebrities and film makers, he calls the profession what it is.
It’s rare that someone as successful and beloved as Denzel in the media and showbiz says something so smart and thoughtful. Most celebrities love being on that pedestal; they crave the attention and worship their profession affords them.
Rarely are the willing to acknowledge that staring in a movie is a luxury and a gift; that most people–even ones that wish they were actors–are forced to work humble jobs.
Let’s hope Denzel’s attitude rubs off on a few more people in Hollywood.
Source: Louder with Crowder