I always like this guy however I always said to myself “Don’t get it twisted you don’t even know the guy” after all he’s just an actor, so there is no way you could know what he’s really like right?
Well there are probably tons of people out there who would’ve jumped at the opportunity to lock lips with Julia Roberts in her 1993 film The Pelican Brief. After all, the timeless beauty hasn’t been named the world’s most beautiful woman five times for no reason! However Denzel Washington apparently had no interest in smooching Roberts, so he opted out of a kissing scene he had with the actress.
Washington reportedly decided not to film the scene with Roberts because he simply didn’t want to play into Hollywood’s unfair ideals of beauty. Considering his fan base largely consists of black women — who are unfortunately often seen as the “least undesirable” social group, as gathered by Metro — his insistence to nix the scene was praised among many. Allison Samuels, a reporter for Newsweek, talked about Washington’s decision in her 2007 book, Off the Record. She reported the actor as saying, “Black women are not often seen as objects of desire on film. And they have always been my core audience.”