Religious conviction is a kind of issues that may be faked simply sufficient when it is advantageous to take action. However when somebody walks away from a $12 million payday for his or her spiritual beliefs, you gotta assume that they’re honest of their beliefs. And Chris Tucker clearly looks as if he’s very honest in his spiritual convictions. $12 million price of great.
Tucker very memorably performed the character of Smokey within the first “Friday” movie. Apparently the character not appeared suitable together with his religious beliefs by the point the sequel was made.
That is all coming from the perfect supply you will get for “Friday” associated gossip: Ice Cube.
Earlier this week, a random individual on Twitter tweeted at Ice Cube that he was beneath the impression that Chris refused to be concerned in “Friday” sequels as a result of he wasn’t supplied sufficient cash. Here is what Cube stated in a reply:
“We have been able to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Subsequent Friday however he turned us down for spiritual causes. He did not need to cuss or smoke weed on digital camera anymore.“
The comment was in response to a different tweet about Faizon Love, one other “Friday” alum who declined to seem within the sequel, claiming he was underpaid for his work on the primary film. Only for the report, this is Cube’s response to that allegation:
“I did not rob no fuckin physique. The 1995 Friday film price $2.3m to make. Shot it in 20 days. Fazion labored 1 day, possibly 2. All of the actors received paid scale to do the film. They may’ve easy stated “No” however they did not. So miss me with that shit…”
If Tucker’s spiritual causes for not eager to be Smokey anymore are true, he would not be the primary entertainer to expertise religious misgivings over their previous work. Prince famously pulled his “Black Album” from retailer cabinets within the perception that it was “evil,” solely being launched years afterward. And it may also remind you of Kirk Cameron, who had a spiritual awakening throughout his time on the sitcom “Rising Pains” that ended up inflicting artistic conflicts between himself and the writers of the present.
Chris Tucker himself hasn’t commented but, and this was a very long time in the past. However it’s fascinating to think about him saying no to such a big payday over spiritual considerations about enjoying Smokey.