Terrence Howard is really good at having hissy fits. In his latest, he blames Iron Man for ruining his career. While doing press rounds for his latest film Dead Man Down, Mr. Howard was asked by Hollywood.com, “What’s the worst thing you ever saw?” To which he responded,
Worst thing I witnessed was Iron Man killing my career.
Apparently he said it “with a laugh.” Oh, that Terrence Howard, always known for goofing around! About Iron Man. Mr. Howard was not asked to come back for Iron Man 2 for two reasons.
1. His salary was so high for the first one that they couldn’t match it for the sequel. According to The Huffington Post it was twice as much as Robert Downey Jr.‘s who starred as the actual Iron Man.
2. Director Jon Favreau wasn’t happy with his performance. And then there’s the unspoken #3.
3. Terrence Howard is difficult to work with. (Google “Terrence Howard is d-” and Google will fill in “ifficult to work with.”)
More from Huff Po from Terrence Howard on his struggles:
I love the fact that ‘Iron Man’ put me on a world stage and tested my strength of character,” Howard said (translation via Nerd Reactor; the interview was with a spanish language entertainment news site). “I chose not to fight back, not to deal with the allegations, but to continue forward and do what I had to do. I had to start all over: went from making $6 million a movie, back to $60 thousand a movie. But as long as you don’t give up you are able … I’ll make $20 million soon. Because I have learned the lessons of yesterday.
Terrence Howard is a brilliant actor who has done some bad things and has said some stupid things. My favorite Terrence Howard moment of all time was when he shared his opinions on feminine hygiene with Elle Magazine in 2007:
Toilet paper – and no baby wipes – in the bathroom [is a dealbreaker]. If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves. It’s just unclean. So if I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean.