movie paired buddy cop duo Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker but did nothing to improve entrenched archetypes: the angry, loud-mouthed African-American hustler and the rule-following Chinese nerd who also happens to know kung fu.Fast forward 18 years and the TV series seems to have taken the original playbook and sealed it in bronze.” It’s a humblebrag stretched to excruciating lengths, totally disconnected from any pointed or penetrating reality.Read more: Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker Joining Ang Lee's ' Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Tucker is on much firmer ground when he takes on his own family and his place within it.I got to travel with Bill Clinton through Africa, which was an incredible experience. I would love to do it for my fans, but I would rather have them watch the original.
The series is instantly recognizable to fans of the movie, which is the point: you don’t experiment when you already have the recipe to a Big Mac.I'm glad I said, 'I'm going to Africa and learn what's going on in the world.' It shaped me as a person and shaped my life going forward. I just said, "I want to do this." A lot of people don't know I'm a comedian. I learned how to do this by watching the greats — Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy. I think it's great that "Rush Hour" has taken on a life of its own. So the inevitable question is, will there be a possibility of another "Friday"? This is the first major project since "Silver Linings Playbook." Why don't you do more films? I just finished a movie with Ang Lee called "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk." We did it in Atlanta, which is where I'm from. I want to do something that excites me, that is different and fun. Richard Pryor always talked about his real life and struggles. What's also clear is your deep affection for Michael Jackson. He was such a kind, generous person, not only the biggest star in the world but a kind and friendly person. What are your feelings about the last "Rush Hour" movie? It was great working with Jackie, and it was lots of fun. It shows it was successful and impacted the culture. Even more than "Rush Hour," I hear you get approached mostly about "Friday."A lot. When we made it, we never thought it would take on a life of its own and become a cult classic. I went to see it when it was re-released, snuck into a theater without being noticed. It featured guest performances from Mark Harmon, David Herman, Christine Lakin, Sanaa Lathan, Ellen Page, and James Woods, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series.The episode was dedicated to Ricky Garduno, a storyboard artist for the show.