Denzel Washington Says He Does Not Have And Does Not Want Any Movie-Star Friends
February 1, 2018 17:59 By Fabiosa
For celebrities, being best friends with famous, powerful, and influential people is not an uncommon thing. However, Denzel Washington seems to be an exception.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the actor admitted that he, in fact, does not have any friends among his fellow Hollywood colleagues.
Denzel Washington, 58, became world famous after playing Malcolm X in Spike Lee's movie of the same name. Over the decades of his acting career, Washington starred in dozens of film and movies and even appeared in several Broadway plays.
His talent and hard work brought Denzel Washington wealth, fame, and several prestigious awards, including two Oscars and three Golden Globes. He has a pretty busy schedule and spends most of the time on the set. Yet, he still did not manage to befriend any of his Hollywood colleagues.
“My friends are old friends”
When talking to The Guardian journalist, Xan Brooks, the Oscar-winning actor opened up about more than a few things from his private life
In particular, the 58-year-old man admitted he does not have any friends in the entertainment industry.
I don't have any actor friends. My friends are old friends.
And it looks like not making friends with his colleagues was a conscious choice of the actor. When being asked why hasn't he made any actors, the actor answered:
Because I don't make friends! Maybe I'm not a butt-kisser, maybe I'm not a schmoozer. I'm not about to go to a party to try to get a job. And then when you have children, the other friends become other parents. We'd coach baseball or basketball. My wife and I were raised right. I don't want movie-star friends.
Furthermore, he does not even consider himself being a celebrity and says he is “just a working actor.”
While being pretty busy with his ongoing projects, Denzel Washington still manages to find time for his family.
Back in 1983, he married to Pauletta Pearson. She is, perhaps, the only actor who managed to become an essential part of Denzel's daily life.
Their marriage goes strong for over three decades now. They have four kids: John, Katia, Olivia, and Malcolm. And in summer 2018, Denzel and Pauletta will celebrate the 35th wedding anniversary.