Posted Aug. 13, 2007 - Oscar-nominated actor, Terrence Howard gave a candid interview in the September issue of Elle Magazine. The Oscar-nominated actor shared his feelings on reuniting with his ex-wife, who taught him how to communicate with women and one of his most embarrassing moments. His next film, "The Brave One" starring Jodie Foster hits theaters on September 14.
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Here are some excerpts from the article, available on Elle.com:
On his most most humiliating experience from adolescence.
When I was younger, I had a girlfriend I was absolutely in love with. I was a goody-goody boy and wasn't ready to have sex with her. So she went to a party in Buffalo, got drunk, some guys got ahold of her, and she experienced some stuff ... She told me. Then, when she was breaking up with me, I remember crying on the phone, and she put me on loudspeaker and she and her friends laughed about it.
On women in his past wondering, "Why didn't Terrence ever have sex with me?"
Yeah, but early on, I'd explain to them, "If we have sex, it's going to kill this thing." There were some who pushed for sex, and sometimes they won. Afterward, I would feel unclean, like I'd compromised my own values. So I would have to let them go because they didn't help me be a stronger person.
On how he once described his dad and uncle as "pimps" who taught you how to communicate with women.
They were just pimps in the figurative sense, in that they were both very worldly with women. They taught me that in every relationship, the person least interested in maintaining it is going to dominate it, because they'll never compromise. So you have to always maintain that position of least interest, and you'll always control the relationship.