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.”
Tags ·chris tucker