Denzel Washington's whip intrigue
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 July 2009
'The Taking of Pelham 123' actor Denzel Washington is intrigued by the idea of being whipped but would rather not experience it himself
Denzel Washington likes the idea of being whipped.
The Oscar-winning star has revealed he is intrigued by sadomasochism but would rather play a character who likes it than be exposed to violent sexual acts himself.
He quipped: "Oh, I've been very bad. Do you think we should punish me? I don't know anything about sadomasochism, but there must be that aspect about it: powerful people wanting to be humiliated. Maybe I get it out of playing someone who is humiliated, being reminded of what that is."
Meanwhile, the 54-year-old hunk - who starred alongside John Travolta in the upcoming thriller 'The Taking of Pelham 123' - says he doesn't think of himself as an actor despite working on dozens of Hollywood blockbusters.
He explained to Britain's Culture magazine: "I firmly believe I'm an investigative journalist, that's what I do. I investigate characters. I don't write it, just talk it.
"My journalism work, and even my history work, prepared me to dig deep, to look, to find, to contextualise."