TRAINING DAY star Denzel Washington has slammed aspiring actors who spend
more of their time trying to advance their careers through socialising than
through sharpening their skills.
The OSCAR-winning actor refuses to acknowledge himself as a "product of
Hollywood" and has never been a regular fixture on Tinseltown's party circuit -
unlike many of his counterparts.
He says, "I don't feel connected to Hollywood at all. I'm a New Yorker...
I don't change just because I moved.
"I'm trying to be a better actor and so far I haven't found where knowing
somebody or partying with the right people made me any better - I think it's
just the opposite... That's why I'm in the position I'm in."