Chris Tucker Reveals Why He Didn’t Wanted To Do Any ‘Friday’ Sequels
You might have noticed the sequels to 1995 classic Friday were missing “Smokey” played by Chris Tucker. Well, there’s a reason for that. In a recent interview, Tucker said the reason why Craig’s (Ice Cube) partner-in-crime was missing from the next two films was because he didn’t want his character to promote people to smoke.
“I never really told people this ’cause I kinda forgot about it … I didn’t want to represent everybody smoking weed,” he said. “I kind of made it more personal than a movie … I wanted to move on because when I did something, I never wanted to do it again. Back then, I was all about going to the next level. I had a good sense of like, ‘OK, now it’s time to go do an action movie.’”
Later in the interview Tucker said he only made $10,000 for the film but was happy to just have the experience to make it.
“It’s one of those things — it was just a small movie,” he continued. “We filmed it in 20 days. I got about $10,000 for it or whatever, I didn’t care. I wanted the opportunity. It was that small of a movie, but that was the beauty of it.