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Denzel Washington Said He’s Given Up Drinking to Focus on the Gospel

Actor Denzel Washington was recently doing an interview about his new drama Roman J. Israel, Esq., when the conversation with a Christian Post reporter suddenly turned to his faith, and trying to reach millennials.

The 62-year-old actor explained that he’s made changes in his own life, and wants to reach more young people with the Gospel:


My mother said to me when I was 59, she said, ‘Denzel, you do a lot of good. You have to do good the right way and you know what I’m talking about.’ I don’t drink anymore, I don’t do any of those things. I’m all about the message … You have to be unafraid and unashamed to share it in the way your millennial generation know’s how.


He also said that social media and technology trends have recently taken some darker, more negative directions, but it’s important to recognize their effects on us, and use them for good:

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We better understand that we are addicted to this [he said, holding up a phone] It’s not its fault, it’s a magnification and a reflection of our own free will …I pray for your generation … What an opportunity you have! Don’t be depressed by it because we have to go through this, we’re here now. You can’t put that thing back in the box.


Roman J. Israel, Esq. hits theaters this month.


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