Chris Rock Reveals What Hollywood Thinks of Black Movies

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BERLIN - JULY 30: Chris Rock attends the Beach BBQ for the German Premiere of 'Kindskoepfe' (Grown Ups) at the O2 World on July 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany

Chris Rock opens up about the film industry in an interview with Howard Stern.

Chris Rock is currently promoting his new movie, Top Five and he recently spoke out about race relations in the Hollywood film industry. During an interview with Howard Stern, Chris Rock revealed that he initially went to producer Scott Rudin after writing Top Five script, instead of going to a big-name studio.

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LAS VEGAS – APR 23: Chris Rock arrives at the Paramount Studios Presentation at CinemaCom 2012 at Caesars Palace on April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV (Helga Esteb /

“The studios a lot of time are just scared: ‘Are white people going to get this? Are white people going to get that?’ ” said Rock. “They’re so scared of what white people are going to get, they take all the ingredients out,” said Rock, adding that by doing this they remove “all the soul food” until all that’s left is “bland chicken.”

In the Stern interview, Chris Rock discussed everything he experienced from being asked to do stand-up at the Super Bowl, to why he thinks women sleep with Leonardo DiCaprio. Rock even touched on his favorite comedian, Dave Chapelle.

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NEW YORK-DEC 3: Comedian/actor Chris Rock and rapper Kanye West attend the “Top Five” premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 3, 2014 in New York City.

He also had an interesting take on the Oscars, which he hosted in 2005. “The Oscars is a religious ceremony,” said the comedian. “And people worship the statue. It is a big deal. It’s kind of not to be made fun of.”

Listen to his interview below.


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