Q&A with Terrence Howard
The star of Empire on standing naked in front of the mirror and finding his soul mate.
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Terrence Howard has an intensity and charisma that can command the biggest of screens. From performances ranging from the memorable (Crash) to the OSCAR®-nominated (Hustle & Flow) to Dead Man Down, the action-packed thriller from director Niels Arden Oplev in which he co-stars with Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. Now starring on the hit TV series, Empire, Howard gave us a glimpse at the man behind the movie star.
Best advice he's gotten from a trainer or nutritionist:
Stand naked in the mirror for two minutes everyday and do the math.
What he did to work out this week:
Every [time I had an] unpleasant thought today, I did pushups.
Favorite healthy meal:
Breakfast. Celery, beet, ginger, carrot and apple juice. With a cob of raw corn.
Ultimate decadent meal:
A double king Fat Burger with chilli cheese.
What he's totally over:
One wardrobe item he can’t live without:
My Tag Huer watch.
Best gift he's ever received:
Life itself and the best mother.
What totally relaxes him:
Caetano Veloso, a Brazilian musician.
Book on his bedside table:
New World Translation Bible and A New Concept of the Universe by Walter Russell.
Memories of a love that can never occur. But it's nice to dream.
Three things still on his bucket list:
Sky dive. Go into space. Find my soul mate.
Number one reason for taking care of his body:
So that I can face myself naked in the mirror.
Message to the world with one request (Only catch: It has to be 140 characters or less):
In every person you meet there is a little piece of God in them. That's who you talk to...But make sure that they see Him in you first!