Denzel Washington says no to love scene with Julia Roberts – because she’s white

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First things first: is Denzel Washington not one of the most gorgeous men on the planet or WHAT. Just look at him. Holy Cow.

What was I talking about? Oh, yeah:

The ‘Déjà Vu' actor was cast opposite the Oscar-winning actress in ‘The Pelican Brief' on Roberts' own insistence, but he refused to take part in the sex scene in the original script out of loyalty to his female African-American fans.

According to Newsweek journalist Allison Samuels' new book ‘Off the Record', Washington said: "Black women are not often seen as objects of desire on film. And they have always been my core audience."

Washington also revealed he turned down the lead role in ‘Love Field' with Michelle Pfeiffer because of the film's use of the word n****r.

He said: "It was n****r this and n****r that. I wasn't going to be one of many n****rs in a film."

I appreciate where he's coming from, but aren't we kind of past all this? Let me know what you think in the comments.


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