He wanted to be treated like anyone! A promising actor, John David Washington is none other than Denzel Washington’s eldest son. If at the age of nine, he had made a small appearance in the film Malcolm X, in which his father played the title role, he subsequently moved away from the film sets for a long time. And for good reason, he wanted to make a name for himself in Hollywood without being constantly brought back to his father. So, John David Washington lied about the identity of the latter! In an interview with Mr Porter, he did indeed reveal: “I saw how people changed when they found out who my father was. I was lying, I said that my father worked in construction or was in prison, just for the sake of it. let the relationship be normal. “
Not wishing to be seen as a ‘son of’, John David Washington explained, “I told myself that I would never be taken seriously, no matter how good I was. They would always judge me. So I hid who my father. I think that, in this way, I was protecting myself. ” Today, Denzel Washington is extremely proud of his son. In 2018, while John David Washingon was the hero of Spike Lee’s last film, BlacKkKlansman: I Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, the star revealed for Le Matin: “I am all the more proud that our son had us a little hidden this passion. Young, he was primarily focused on his career with the NFL in American football. John David was injured so much in the sport that it is a relief for his mother and me to see him actor. “
Focus on the career of John David Washington
After being an American football player, the young actor chose to follow in the footsteps of his famous father. After seeing played for four years in the series, Ballers, John David Washington made a name for himself in 2020 by joining the cast of the film Tenet, where he gave the reply to Robert Pattinson. The following year, it is opposite Zendaya that the actor played in the film Malcolm and Marie.
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