Why Did Chris Tucker Quit The Friday Franchise?

We all know that Chris Tucker never returned to the Friday franchise after the first movie...but why?


Chris Tucker recently explained why ‘Smokey’ didn’t come back on the Friday franchise. He said, “I never really told people this ’cause I kinda forgot about it … I didn’t want to represent everybody smoking weed. I kind of made it more personal than a movie … I wanted to move on because when I did something, I never wanted to do it again. Back then, I was all about going to the next level. I had a good sense of like, ‘OK, now it’s time to go do an action movie.’”

Tucker also admitted that he was only paid $10,000 to be in Friday.

He recalled, “It’s one of those things — it was just a small movie. We filmed it in 20 days. I got about $10,000 for it or whatever, I didn’t care. I wanted the opportunity. It was that small of a movie, but that was the beauty of it. It allowed me to get into character. It wasn’t no big distractions like big movie sets. You got light people and sound people and everybody wanna be a star. But that movie was just a camera and me and Ice Cube on the porch. Magic came out of it, thank God.”

Check out the “Best Smokey Moments” in the video below, but please be aware some of the clips are NSFW.