The very handsome Denzel Washington suits up in Giorgio Armani, Burberry, and Tom Ford as he graces October 2012 cover of GQ magazine.
In the issue, the 57-year-old veteran actor opens up about the loss of Whitney Houston, his thoughts on President Obama, a moment that changed his life and much more.
On his first first time on stage: “I was around 7, 8, whatever I was. We did a talent show at the Boys Club. Me and another guy, Wayne Bridges—God rest his soul—he’s the father of Chris Bridges, Ludacris. We decided to be the Beatles. So we went to John’s Bargain Store and bought fake guitars and wigs and did ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand.’”
On his daily routine: “I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word. I read something great yesterday. It said, ‘Don’t aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.’”
On the Holy Spirit changing his life: “That was thirty years ago, at the church I still attend. The minister was preaching, ‘Just let it go.’ I said, I’m going to go with it.’ And I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience. It did frighten me. I was slobbering, crying, sweating. My cheeks blew up. I was purging. It was too intense. It almost drove me away. I called my mother, and she said I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. I was like, ‘Does that mean I can never have wine again?’”
On Whitney Houston: “Whitney was my girl, and she had done so well in recovery. And that is the toughest part about addiction.”
On Obama: “Well, the story’s not told yet. He’s in the beginning of the third quarter. I don’t know what his legacy is yet. He’s the first—that’s a part of it. Like Jackie Robinson. But it just wasn’t the first game; it was lasting the whole thing.
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