This week, Bow Wow and Chris Tucker laughed it up while taping an episode of 106 & Park. Stack that paper, Shad.
The wisecracking 40-year-old actor will return to the big screen for the first time in five years in the new David O. Russell drama ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
Back in 2006 when he signed on to star in ‘Rush Hour 3′ for a whopping $25 million, Tucker made history for negotiating Hollywood’s highest base salary. Despite dismal reviews and a killer $140 million budget, the film was far from being the projected box office smash.
His financial blessings from his ‘Rush Hour’ paydays would later turn into a curse when he end up owing a staggering $12 million in back taxes to Uncle Sam, leading to foreclosure papers filed against his $6 million waterfront estate in Lake Apopka, Florida. Tucker teased about his misfortune in a stand-up routine last year, joking to audiences “That’s the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes.”
For his silver screen comeback in ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ Tucker stars as Danny, a former meth addict who befriended the central character, Pat (Bradley Cooper), in a mental institution.
“I know I’m capable of doing serious movies. I did ‘Dead Presidents’ in ’95,” he told the New York Post. “I want people to see more of that. They haven’t seen enough of my serious, dramatic side.”
Watch a clip from his 106 & Park appearance below.