Directing Debut Left Washington In Pain
DENZEL WASHINGTON was left doubled up in pain on the set of his directorial debut in 2002 - because he couldn't cope with the stress. The Oscar winner realised he was in over his head during the first week of shooting Antwone Fisher - and had to call for medical help. He recalls, "The fear of the unknown is paralysing. I mean I had to go to a chiropractor about a week out because I was freaking out. "I sat down with the cinematographer... and said, `Where do we put the camera?' and he said, 'Well, I dunno.'"