It looks like Terrence Howard’s career is finally on the upswing. The actor, who was once on a career high following Hustle & Flow and starring in Iron Man, is now just happy to be back in Hollywood’s good graces.
HipHollywood caught up with the Oscar nominated actor for his latest film Prisoners and chatted about his latest string of roles and how he’s rebuilding his career.
“There was a lot of downfall from ‘Iron Man’ years ago,” said Howard eluding to how deciding not to take a pay cut to return for the sequel nearly cost him his career. “You try and rebuild and rebuild and rebuild, but what I’ve learned from being on the outskirts of the business instead of being the center is that, I’ve learned how important it is to maintain the integrity of the work, and that they’re aren’t small roles just small actors.”
This year alone, Howard has starred in Dead Man Down, The Butler, Prisoners and will next be seen in Best Man Holiday. But for all the recent achievements, the actor still can’t avoid the controversy. Just last month his ex-wife came forward claiming Howard attacked her during their family vacation. Howard vehemently denied the claims, and told us his only recourse is to allow his work on screen to outshine the negative headlines.
“You can’t change in life,” explained. “But what you can do is transform, like you take a rose, it has a thousands thorns on it but the moment that the rose blossoms, you no longer see the thorns … that’s what you do. You transform by allowing the beauty to outshine the prickly things of life.”
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