CHRIS Tucker has reportedly pulled out of the next Friday sequel on the grounds of religion, it has been claimed.
The actor, who starred in the original 1995 classic, rejected the chance to join up with co-star IceCube despite being offered $10-12 million handout. Here’s the latest.
What religion does Chris Tucker follow?
Chris Tucker was born into a Christian family and reportedly practiced the faith as a child.
His parents, Mary Louise and Norris Tucker, were members of the Church of God in Christ.
Chris doesn’t endorse his faith on his socials, in a 2014 interview, he openly spoke about his religious beliefs.
“I never was a raunchy, raunchy comic but I didn’t think about what I was saying because I was young,” he sai.
“Being a Christian helps me in comedy. I have to talk about other stuff. Normally, most comics talk about stuff that’s easy—maybe cussing or saying something raunchy.
“I have to dig deeper to find something that’s still funny and not raunchy. It’s harder. I like the challenge.”
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Will Chris Tucker be in the next Friday sequel?
On December 29, co-star Ice Cube took to Twitter to reveal that Tucker would not be retuning do a Next Friday sequel for “religious reasons.”
It came as some fans throeised whether money was the deciding factor.
The actor wrote: “He (Chris) didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed or camera anyway.”
In an interview with All Urban central a month prior, Chris doubled down on his decision to step away from a potential sequel.
He said: "Back then, I gotta tell you, one of the reasons why I didn’t do the second one was because of the weed.
“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.'”
However, the actor also failed to rule out featuring in a sequel in future if the director offer him a “great script.”
He added: “I always aid if they come to me with a great script and a great idea, I'd definitely consider it.
“But it's been so long ago and that character became such a great character. I don't wanna mess it up."
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