Denzel has said, in reference to the strong connection he has with his mother Lennis, who passed away in June at the age of 97, “I don’t know whether I was her favorite, I gave her the hardest time.”
Denzel Washington is in a state of sadness because of the loss of his mother.
The actor, who is now 66 years old, discussed the passing of his mother on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Lennis Washington.
The actor who played Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth thanked the presenter for condolences and said, ” Before feeling emotional, I’d want to say that “a mother’s ultimate genuine love is her kid, particularly her first son.”
Denzel continued, requesting a tissue, “She was there for everything, then she went home.” When Denzel won the award for Best Supporting actor for Glory in the 1990 Academy Awards, Colbert then flashed a vintage portrait of the actor, his wife Pauletta, and Lennis.
In the photo, the mother can be seen grinning with joy as she is standing by her son’s side.
The actor, who had already won two Oscars, said, “This is horrible! And I fought back the tears that were welling up in my eyes throughout her burial.
1924 was the year that Lennis was born, and she spent his childhood in Harlem, New York.
In 1949, she tied the knot with Rev. Denzel H. Washington Sr., and the pair went on to have three children together: a boy named Denzel, a daughter named Lorice, and a son named David.
Denzel made the following observation on the strength of their bong: “I don’t know whether she liked me because I was the most challenging for her. ”
Before the actor left the stage, he encouraged the audience to “hug” and “love” their nearest and dearest loved ones while they still had the opportunity to do so.