Christian Actor Denzel Washington Covers October 2012 Issue of GQ Magazine; Says ‘I Read the Bible Every Day’
By Laura Stenhouse, EEW Magazine Entertainment News Editor
Real men love God and that's what EEW Magazine loves about 57-year-old Christian actor Denzel Washington, who looks dapper on the October 2012 cover of GQ magazine.
As he gears up for the November 9th release of his movie, “Flight,” the Oscar winner talks about being filled with the Holy Spirit, his daily Bible reading, Whitney Houston, Barack Obama, and more.
Adorned in a Giorgio Armani suit and shirt, with a Burberry Prorsum tie, and Tom Ford shoes for the Nathaniel Goldberg shot spread, Washington gives readers an inside look at who he really is.
On His First Memory of Being on Stage:
"I was around 7, 8, whatever I was. We did a talent show at the Boys Club. Me and another guy, Wayne Bridges—God rest his soul—he's the father of Chris Bridges, Ludacris. We decided to be the Beatles. So we went to John's Bargain Store and bought fake guitars and wigs and did 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.'"
On Reading the Word of God Daily:
"I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word. I read something great yesterday. It said, 'Don't aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.'"
On being Filled with the Holy Spirit:
"That was thirty years ago, at the church I still attend. The minister was preaching, 'Just let it go.' I said, I'm going to go with it.' And I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience. It did frighten me. I was slobbering, crying, sweating. My cheeks blew up. I was purging. It was too intense. It almost drove me away. I called my mother, and she said I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. I was like, 'Does that mean I can never have wine again?'"
On His Feelings about the Loss of Whitney Houston:
"Whitney was my girl, and she had done so well in recovery. And that is the toughest part about addiction."
On Obama’s legacy:
"Well, the story's not told yet. He's in the beginning of the third quarter. I don't know what his legacy is yet. He's the first—that's a part of it. Like Jackie Robinson. But it just wasn't the first game; it was lasting the whole thing."
To read more highlights from the interview, visit GQ.