Ice Cube reveals Chris Tucker turned down $12M for role in ‘Friday’ sequel
Tucker was provided $12 million, according to Ice, to repeat his function in the motion picture, which followed the 1995 hit funny, and 2 follows up 2000’s “Next Friday” and 2002’s “Friday After Next.”
Ice, who likewise produced the motion pictures, stated Tucker didn’t go back to play Smokey since of “religious reasons.”
“We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons. He didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore,” Ice tweeted. (A fan had actually asked why Tucker is not in the motion pictures.)
“Back then, I gotta tell you, one of the reasons why I didn’t do the second one was because of the weed,” he described. “Because I said, man, that movie became a phenomenon. I don’t want everybody smoking weed — and I never really told people this because I kind of forgot about it, but it was one of the reasons why I didn’t do it. Because I said, ‘I don’t wanna represent everybody smoking weed.'”
He continued, “And that’s one of the reasons why I said ‘nah.’ I didn’t wanna keep doing that character. It probably was good for me because it kept me moving to the next phase and next movies.”
Tucker went on to appear in 3 “Rush Hour” motion pictures, “The Fifth Element” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.