Passing the Torch: Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan
Last month, #DenzelWashington & #MichaelBJordan sat down with #NYTimes to chat about their careers and the roles they play as leading actors. One of my favorite moments from the interview is when Washington explains what it means to truly pass the torch.
That’s why I’m here! That’s why I’m still in the race. And I’m passing the baton. What a lot of people don’t know is: When you pass the baton, you keep running behind the other runner, you don’t just stop. I’m like, “Make the turn, bring it home!” I like helping people. I want to see them do well.
These words of wisdom are important because so many experienced artists might think it's enough to say, It's your turn." forgetting that one without any guidance is more likely to stray and lose track. Washington expressed how much he loves to set the bar high, but also help. Jordan also shared how much he enjoys producing because it also creates more opportunities for artists and creates diversity.
They are definitely both leading men of #HOLLYWOOD.