Now here’s something I’m glad to see, and it’s a shame it doesn’t happen more often.
From CNN “Oscar-nominated Actor’s Big Love: Physics”:
Terrence Howard is more than a leading man.
He cemented that status with an Academy Award nomination last year for his performance as a pimp-turned-rapper in Hustle & Flow. He takes the lead again in Pride, opening Friday.
But his big-screen work represents only one of his passions.…He’s a musician, currently at work on his debut album. He studies physics for fun…
He was destined to be an actor, he said. It was practically the family business. Howard’s great-grandmother, Minnie Gentry, was a stage star, and his grandmother, mother and uncle were actors, too.
But deep down, he really wanted to be a science teacher.
“My main love is still physics,” he said. “I want to go back to school and get my doctorate in it.”
When prompted, he effortlessly explains wave-particle theory and the law of entanglement.
But it might be awhile before he can return to school. Howard is booked up solid for the foreseeable future.