On the heels of teasing one of his latest films Malcolm & Marie, written, developed, produced and filmed in quarantine with Zendaya, John David Washington shared that he tried to hide the identity of his famous father in an effort to be taken seriously as an actor, at the start of his acting career.
Often lying about his father, Oscar-winner Denzel Washington, John David tried to make a name for himself on his own.
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“I used to lie, saying he was a construction worker or in jail,” Washington said, in an interview with the Mr. Porter publication. “Just to have some sense of normalcy.”
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