LOOK! Here are 11 pics of Jamie Dornan's swing that will make you want to watch golf every day!

Trevor Noah has already fired shots at South African president, Jacob Zuma, on The Daily Show

Denzel never drinks when filming

2013-01-27 18:40
Los Angeles - Denzel Washington never drinks while he's acting.

The 58-year-old actor plays a drunk, drug taking pilot in Flight but would never actually consume alcohol before filming any scenes in a movie after a bad experience when he was younger.

He said: "I did a movie in London in the 80s, For Queen and Country, and there was a scene where we had to drink, so me and this other young actor said: 'Man, let's really drink.'

"We had some scotch and thought we were playing it pretty cool. And the director said: 'What's wrong with you guys?'

"We thought we were wild but we were really just dull. The director was p***ed off and it taught me a lesson.

"That was the last time I ever drank while working, because it doesn't work.

"I've worked with actors who've crossed that line and it's just not worth it. You think you're giving 100%, but all the while your level is dropping."

'Acting was my calling'

The star has had a distinguished career, picking up two Oscars - Best Supporting Actor for Glory in 1989 and Best Actor for Training Day in 2001 - and says he was drawn to acting ever since he was a child.

He said: "Acting was my calling. The year I started acting there was a woman in my mother's beauty shop, a kind of seer if you like, who kept looking at me in the mirror.

"Finally she got a piece of paper and wrote 'prophecy' at the top.

"She said: 'You are going to travel the world and preach to millions of people.' Now, bear in mind that I'd just been kicked out of school.

"I said: 'You see anything there about me being let back into school?'

"That was March 1975 and September the same year I started acting. I still got that piece of paper too."

Read more on:    denzel washington  |  us  |  celebrities

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Miley Cyrus called out Leonardo DiCaprio for not sharing his vaporiser with her at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. Read More »

Kim Kardashian West admitted she was envious of Caitlyn Jenner's new boobs. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.