YC| We’ve seen a lot of grousing by Hollywood “stars” today.
First, Meryl Streep attacking Donald Trump.
Then Whoopi Goldberg complaining that somehow conservatives had tried to deprive her of making a living.
How about a little balance?
Not all Hollywood people are self-centered.
Case in point – Denzel Washington.
From Daily Wire:
During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, actor Denzel Washington was asked about his worst jobs. He replied:
“I was a garbage man…you get eight hours of work, but you can do it in three. So you can go home as soon as you finish. Post office, you get three hours of work, and you make it last eight. I did both. I liked being a garbage man better.”
Then Washington made a salient point about the film and television industry:
“They weren’t bad jobs. Just like people say: ‘Oh, the difficulty of making a movie.’ I’m like, listen, send your son to Iraq–that’s difficult. It’s just a movie. It’s like, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense. It’s like, oh, a movie. Get outta here. Your son got shot in the face? That’s difficult. Making a movie is a luxury; it’s a gift. It’s an opportunity, and most importantly, it’s a gift. Obviously, everybody here is talented enough to do that, but don’t get it twisted. It’s just a movie. It ain’t that big a deal.”
Now, there’s a man with sense.
Yes, there are difficulties involved with being an actor and making movies. It is a challenging career with very few ever making it to the success level of Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg and Denzel Washington.
But compared to many hard and difficult service jobs?
Compared to going to war?
It doesn’t come close.