Not so fun fact: it doesn’t sound like De Gray star Ellen pompeo she got along with him all the time on set.
In a recent episode of her Tell me with ellen Pompey Podcast, she told Dempsey how a scene where she improvised lines and directed another actor resulted in an argument between her and Washington.
“I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me,'” he recalled. “And that wasn’t in the dialogue. And Denzel went crazy. He said, ‘I’m the director. Don’t tell him what to do.’
“I was like, ‘Listen, you son of a bitch, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling?'”
“So, we don’t go without a fight, but that’s actors for you,” he continued while also stating that he had the “utmost respect for him as an actor and director”: “Passionate and fiery and that’s where you get the magic, and that’s where you get the good stuff. So it was an amazing experience, it really was. “
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