“I’m at the Academy Awards,” the 45-year-old actor explained. “I mean, I got Meryl Streep, I got all these dope, the best actors in the world, and they’re up there reading [from] the teleprompter. I was like, ‘Man, I can memorize that!’ So everybody that went up there, I’m clowning them. I’m clowning, I’m talking to my wife, ‘Look at this, man, I can do better than that, wait until I go up there! Watch this, watch till I go up there!’”
“I walk out there and, um, first and foremost, I forgot to wear a belt that day. So, I’m pulling it up, I’m like, ‘It’s okay, my stomach will hold it up,’” he continued.
“I get out there and I’m breathing and I got this memorized, I’ve worked 18 hours to work this out, I’m ’bout to kill it,” Terrence continued. “I get out there… there’s Oprah! ‘Hi Oprah… Oh, oh, read the lines, read the lines.’ I try to look up and I’m like, ‘No, I worked on this, I’m not going to read the prompter, I’m going to say it from heart’… I choked!”
Terrence Howard Explains His Bizarre Oscars Speech
Terrence chatted about working with Taraji on the show: “We’re like father and daughter, mother and son, brother and sister,” he said. “We’ve never been lovers. When I was doing Hustle & Flow, I was like, ‘I know I’m playing this character right if all my female co-leads want to sleep with me.’ Taraji was the only one that didn’t want to.”
Meanwhile, Empire‘s ratings keep on growing as the show approaches the season finale in a few weeks.
Empire rose to 13.75 million viewers in last night’s episode, which makes it the most-watched show of the evening, THR reports.
“How far would you go to find the greatness in themselves? Whiplash — this film about a young musician desperately trying to please his ruthless teacher is a thrilling symphony that is both — it’s mind-blowing,” Terrence shared.
He added, “Our next film is amazing. I’m blown away right now myself. Our next nominee for Best Picture reveals how the visionary father of modern computing Alan Turing helps defeat the Nazis only to have his own greatness stripped away from him for his sexual orientation.”
FYI: Terrence is wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
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“I know people were worried when Danny and Mindy got together, but I think that the show just got more complicated and deepened our understanding of the characters,” Mindy recently told EW about – SPOILER ALERT – Mindy’s pregnancy. “This is like that only better, because it’s like Mindy and Danny are collaborating on the most worthy project now. Parenting brings out sides in them we have not seen, and we get to learn more about their families as a result.”
FYI: Mindy is wearing Rebecca Minkoff shoes.
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