Denzel Loves His Black Women.
Denzel Washington once turned down a love scene with Julia Roberts out
of loyalty to his female African-American fans, Allison Samuels
reveals in her new book, "Off the Record" (Amistad).
Washington explained: "Black women are not often seen as objects of desire
on film. And they have always been my core audience."
The Oscar winner also said he turned down the starring role in "Love
Field" with Michelle Pfeiffer because of the N-word. "It was n— this and n—
that. I wasn't going to be but so many n—s in a film."
Thank you Denzel, not only is that a GREAT personal move but a huge business move. Since his core audience is black woman he doesn't want to bite the hands that feed him. He needs to teach this class to Taye Diggs.