Ice Cube: Why Chris Tucker turned down $12m for role in Friday sequel

Ice Dice has defined why Chris Tucker turned down $12 million for a task in Friday’s sequel.

Ice Dice and Chris starred collectively within the hit 1995 comedy movie, however Chris determined to not reprise his function as Smokey within the subsequent two sequels – 2000’s Subsequent Friday and 2002’s Friday After Subsequent.

He mentioned, “We have been prepared to pay Chris Tucker $10-12 million to do it subsequent Friday, however he turned us down for spiritual causes. He did not need to swear or smoke weed in entrance of the digicam anymore,” he mentioned.

Ice Dice – who labored as a producer on the Friday films – acknowledged this whereas responding to a fan on Twitter who mentioned he heard Chris “quitting for cash” causes.

Chris, who had an interview with All City Central final month, mirrored on his resolution to not return for Friday’s sequels.

“I’ve to inform you that one of many causes I did not do the second was due to the weed,” Chris defined. “As a result of I mentioned, man, that film turned a phenomenon. I do not need everybody to smoke weed – and I’ve by no means actually advised individuals this as a result of I sort of forgot, nevertheless it was one of many causes I did not. As a result of I mentioned, ‘I do not need to symbolize everybody who smokes weed.’”

Chris added: “And that is one of many causes I mentioned ‘no’. I did not need to maintain doing that character. It was most likely good for me as a result of it stored me going to the following stage and the following films.”

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