Denzel Washington is currently in Spain promoting his new film with Ryan Reynolds called “Safe House”:
When asked about how many of the stunts they performed, Denzel brought up how Reynolds gave him his first black eye in his life during a stunt for the film. “I’m in handcuffs and I’m supposed to reach over to try to choke him,” Denzel recounted. “It just so happens [that] I reach over as his head was whipping back.”
Although Reynolds gave Denzel a shiner, it certainly wasn’t on purpose, as he had some kind words to say about his legendary co-star. “He’s the best actor in the world,” Reynolds said. “I’m not kidding about that…The problem is that you get caught watching [him act] sometimes.”
When Denzel, who has played his share of “bad guy” roles, was asked whether he preferred to play the “bad guy” or the “good guy,” he said he doesn’t really think of his roles in those terms; however, he revealed that it is more fun to play the role of the villain.
“It’s cliché to say, but bad guys have more fun,” Denzel assessed. “You can get away with more…In playing a real character who’s heroic, you’re kind of stuck. There’s only so much you can get away with. But [the] bad guy can say anything.”