Denzel Washington Turned Down Love Scene with Julia Roberts Because of ‘Black Women’

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Via New York Daily News:

Denzel Washington once turned down a love scene with Julia Roberts out of loyalty to his female African-American fans, Allison Samuels reveals in her new book, “Off the Record” (Amistad). Washington nixed the steamy segment even though Roberts insisted that he be cast as her co-star in “The Pelican Brief,” writes Samuels, a respected Newsweek reporter. Washington explained: “Black women are not often seen as objects of desire on film. And they have always been my core audience.”

If only Taye Diggs was that smart after Stella Got Her Groove Back. Denzel finally accepted some affection from Julia Roberts at the Oscars in 2002 when she kissed him after he won an Oscar.

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