Denzel Washington’s career has covered everything you can imagine, from drama to action but what about comedy? Well last night at this year’s Tribeca Talk apart of this Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Chris Rock sat down with director J.J. Abrams to run over some ideas and talk projects. In part of his conversation, Rock went on to say he’s interested to introduce Denzel Washington to his first comedy outside of 1981’s Carbon Copy.
Later, when discussing their dream collaborators (Abrams said he’d love to work with Meryl Streep or Robert De Niro), Rock said, “I’d love to work with you. I had fun on the Oscars. You were about as intense a person as I’ve ever worked with, but a sunshine-y intensity, like ‘Hey man we’re really working hard on this thing. Got any more ideas?'” But Rock said that his real hope is to “direct Denzel Washington in a comedy.” “He hasn’t done it,” Rock pointed out. “I’ve seen him: He can turn a phrase and be kind of charming and kind of funny. He can kind of do everything. I’m trying to figure out what I can get him in that’s kind of funny.”