FIND OUT WHO DENZEL IS “PASSING THE BATON” TO!
Last week Michael B. Jordan sat down alongside Denzel Washington where they were discussing creating new opportunities for African-Americans.
At the beginning of the discussion, Jordan began to reflect on the time film critics began calling him a ‘young Denzel Washington’ after his performance in Fruitvale Station.
“When someone says you’re like an idol”, Jordan said, “it’s like: Really? You see that in me? I’d only done that one movie, but then I started using it as motivation,” he said. “I wanted to pop up on Denzel’s radar. He’s the OG. If I could get recognition from him, I know i’, going down the right path, you know?”
Washington then chimed in ‘And here we are, Mike! Look like it’s working out already.
Later, the men started talking about creating opportunities for people of color and Washington explained that he is in the business of serving young people of color in our business. He then went on to say “That’s why I’m here! That’s why I’m still in the race. And i’m passing the baton. What most people don’t know is: When you pass the baton, you keep running behind the other runner, you don’t just stop. I’m like “make the turn, bring it home!” I like helping people, I want to see them do well”