Chris Tucker On Why He Didn’t Want To Film ‘Friday’ Sequels

Chris Tucker, who played Smokey in Friday, has shared why he did not want to star in the sequels for the movie.

He said his character was a bad influence.

“Back then, I gotta tell you, one of the reasons why I didn’t do the second one is because of the weed,” he said. 

“Because I said, ‘Man, that movie became a phenomenon. I don’t want everybody smokin’ weed.’ I never really told people this because I kinda forgot about it but it was one of the reasons why I didn’t do it. Because I said, ‘I don’t want to represent everyone smokin’ weed.’ I kinda made it more personal than a movie and that’s one of the reasons I said, ‘Nah, I don’t want to keep doing that character.'”

He also spoke about only getting paid $10,000 for the movie.

“It’s one of those things — it was just a small movie,” he continued. “We filmed it in 20 days. I got about $10,000 for it or whatever, I didn’t care. I wanted the opportunity. It was that small of a movie, but that was the beauty of it.”

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