There were a few notable people missing from the Friday sequels that lots of people wanted to see back, and we’re finally finding out why some didn’t come back.
One of the missing actors was Faizon Love, who played Big Worm, and he recently said it was because he wasn’t offered enough money and said that he only made $2500 for the original movie.
That got back to Ice Cube, who fired back, saying the movie cost $2.3 million to make and was shot in 20 days in which Love only worked 1 or 2 days. He also says that all the actors were paid scale to do the movie and could have said no.
Cube also said they were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12 million for the sequel but turned them down for his religious reasons. Tucker recently came out and said that he turned down the sequel because he didn’t want to influence people to smoke weed.
Here is what Tucker had to say about turning down the role at the time for weed reasons.
“One of the reasons why I didn’t do [‘Friday’ sequel ‘Next Friday’] is because of the weed,” Tucker, 50, explained during a guest appearance on movie podcast “Flix Talk” Monday.
“Man, that movie became a phenomenon. I don’t want everybody smokin’ weed,” the stand-up comedian-turned-cinema hotshot added. “I never really told people this because I kinda forgot about it, but it was one of the reasons why I didn’t do it.”
The other reason that was floated out there was that he wanted $20 million. In the end, Tucker made his big money with the Rush Hour franchise.
Thanks to Tucker turning down an opportunity to return to the role, it actually helped springboard Mike Epps’ career, who is very funny in the two Friday films he starred in.
See, you learn something new every day.
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