Rush Hour co-stars Tucker and Asian marital arts star Jackie Chan, and Tucker says the two communicated well:
"We would go down to the set even when I wasn't filming, to watch him do his thing. He taught me some breathing techniques and stuff."
Tucker claims that he had a thing or two to teach international martial arts star Chan, too: "He really didn't know that good of kung fu, karate," Tucker says. "So I had to teach him a little of my style, called 'Black Chi.' I had to teach Jackie how to dance. The boy didn't know how to dance. He just didn't know; he didn't know nothing."
The next big role for Tucker, though, is fatherhood:
"Every night, it's gonna be like I'm on a camping trip, and tigers all around me. I'll be waking up every three seconds because babies don't let you sleep."
Tucker was just a baby himself when his idols, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, reached mainstream movie comedy stardom: "Eddie Murphy was definitely a big influence on me. Richard Pryor was an influence on Eddie. It's a compliment just to be in the same category with those guys."
And, Tucker had some free, if a bit fanciful, advice for President Clinton: "He came to my house in LA. I said, 'Bill, don't worry about it, man. Don't worry about it.' Then we went to a club and hung out a little bit."
Tucker's next feature will offer him an opportunity to work with Mariah Carey in Double O Soul. In the future, Tucker says he wants to do movies that make you cry as well as make you laugh.
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