Comedian and actor Tommy Davidson is about to launch his memoir, Living In Color, later this month. An excerpt from the guide reveals Davidson has had a strained relationship with Jamie Foxx because the second they met.
Davidson and Foxx first labored collectively in 1991 when Foxx joined the sketch collection, In Living Color, which Davidson starred on from the primary season.
In the memoir, Davidson writes that issues began to go left whereas the 2 filmed a sketch that includes Foxx’s would-be-famous character, Wanda.
Davidson was mendacity on his abdomen whereas “Wanda” gave him a therapeutic massage. However, Foxx started to improvise by pulling Davidson’s underwear, attempting to pull them off and depart the actor bare.
Davidson says the newcomer (Foxx) was fortunate as a result of his first response was to “bust him in his mouth, saying, ‘What the f**k, motherf**ka!’” Davidson believed Foxx was attempting to get low cost laughs at his expense.
Foxx continued to make Davidson the butt of his jokes when he realized he might rating some factors with creator Kenan Ivory Wayans by doing so.
Their subsequent skilled encounter occurred on the set of the 1997 movie, Booty Call, which they each co-starred in. Davidson says Foxx didn’t perceive the idea of “supporting actor” and “was determined to steal every scene he could.”
The two performed a sport of one-on-one, which included a bunch of trash-talking from Foxx. When the long run Oscar winner was dropping 9-0, he charged at Davidson.
“If I had hit my head on the hardtop concrete, that would have been the end of me,” he writes. “I was ready to give Jamie some street-fighting lessons too, but the crew pulled us off each other and held me back.”
The Proud Family star admits that Foxx is “talented,” however laments that his type of humor was too “competitive” and “mercilessly mean.”
He added: “Maybe [Foxx is] a better person now. I would like to believe he is.”
Not to diminish any of Davidson’s experiences with Foxx, however this form of appears like a case of bitter grapes, particularly since they’ve been photographed collectively all through the years trying fairly chummy.
In any case, Living in Color will probably be launched on January 28th.