Actor Insists on Thanking Mom (Not His Famous Father)

This actor's interview goes viral after what he says about his mom.

John David Washington, son of actor Denzel Washington, was recently interviewed by TODAY's Craig Melvin to discuss his role in the new film "BlacKkKlansman". 

John's acting career is often linked to the success of his father, Hollywood icon Denzel Washington. 

Seconds after interviewer Craig Melvin begins to discuss the nature of John's relationship to his father, John interrupts Craig to bring attention to the impact his mother Pauletta had on his life, career, and success. 

"My father taught me to hunt; my mother taught me to love."

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You may recognize the name Denzel Washington before you even realize who Pauletta Washington is, but you should never underestimate the impact a mother has on her child. 

Watch the full interview and read more here.

Liz Coffman

Liz Coffman

Liz Coffman has worked in the advertising industry for over 7 years and is passionate about connecting people to the world around them through her writing. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Liz is also a professional musician, avid rock climber, hiker and adventure seeker.

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