Hollywood actor Denzel Washington has admitted that he has done some things in his past that he is not exactly proud of. Denzel’s character in his new movie Flight has a few personal issues and Denzel revealed how he regrets certain mistakes that he made in his past.
Washington explained to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper's Seven magazine, “I'm still here! I think we all have some point in our lives where we've gone too far and you have to come back. Any time you've got into a car and you've had too much to drink and you put other people's lives at risk. I'm not going to tell you I've not been guilty of that in my life, especially in my youth. Obviously nothing like this guy, I wouldn't want to be this guy.” He also revealed how he imposed a booze ban on himself for the duration of the movie, as he did not want to become too involved in his characters ways.
Denzel added, “I absolutely did not drink the whole picture. Normally I might have a glass of wine after work or something like that. But on this one I was afraid I might get too into it, and I just wanted to be clear. I want to give 100 per cent of myself and I want to be focused. Nothing would have been worse than drinking on set. And then you might think you were good and you'd be awful!”
As well as Denzel Washington, Flight also stars Nadine Velazquez, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle and James Badge Dale. Flight is directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on a script by John Gatins, was released in the US last year and is set to be released in the UK on February 1.