With Empire starting back up on Fox in just over a week, it's no surprise Rolling Stone would want an interview with Terrence Howard.
Who wouldn't want to get into the mind of Lucious Lyon?
But the 46-year-old actor's interview is nothing we could have imagined!
[ Related: Terrence Wins Spousal Support Against Ex-Wife ]
In one instance, Terrence describes "Terryology," which he describes as "true universal math." He says:
"This is the last century that our children will ever have been taught that one times one is one. They won't have to grow up in ignorance. Twenty years from now, they'll know that one times one equals two. We're about to show a new truth. The true universal math. And the proof is in these pieces. I have created the pieces that make up the motion of the universe. We work on them about 17 hours a day. [Mira Pak] cuts and puts on the crystals. I do the main work of soldering them together. They tell the truth from within.
He even also shared:
"I was always wondering, you know, why does a bubble take the shape of a ball? Why not a triangle or a square? I figured it out. If Pythagoras was here to see it, he would lose his mind. Einstein, too! Tesla!"
Seriously. It's hard to even wrap our brains around that one, too!
Guess we'll never really know the answer. If you're curious to know what else Terrence thinks about, well look no further than the top nine other quotes!
1. He hasn't received any checks from Empire yet:
"You know, all my checks from Fox are being held for garnishment, because of my ex. I'm broke as can be. But my wife, she did well for herself, so she's covered us. This place, she's renting it. I'm suffering. There's nothing worse than being a broke movie star… It's always been a hard road for me. I run into bad luck. But I run into good luck too, so it's even-steven right now. I've got a good wife."
Even though the two had separated in 2014. SO interesting!
2. On having more than one face:
"Today, for me, has been about searching out who I am. We've got all these different faces that want to come out — there's at least four just in this moment, with a possible expansion to 432 — but which one do you let out? Is it the person who's cool that you've mastered? Is it the excited little boy?"
3. On hitting his first wife, Lori McCommas:
"She was talking to me real strong, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids. Her lawyer said it was a closed fist, but even slapping her was wrong."
4. And also his second wife, Michelle Ghent:
"She was trying to Mace me and you can't see anything so all you can do is try to bat somebody away, and I think that something caught her. But I wasn't trying to hit her."
5. On how The Best Man changed his reputation:
"Well. I was difficult, but only because I would not conform. During The Best Man, they kept saying about this one line, 'This is a joke, so say it as a joke.' I was like, 'Y'all do what you want, but I'm not going to mutilate this moment.' And I said the line like I wanted, pausing before saying, 'Y'all know there ain't nothin' better than p*ssy, except some new p*ssy.' That seals my character, who he was. But after that, they spent the next year talking about how difficult I was. Then the movie comes out, I get all these accolades, and now the producers are like, 'Oh, you made the movie.' But now they've set it up that Terrence is difficult, and so that has followed me."
6. On how he relates to Lucious:
"Everything I do with Lucious is still me. I just change the vibration. Because Lucious has a very base understanding of life — kill or be killed — I keep him down at a very low frequency."
7. On retiring one day:
"I'm just trying to pay my bills. I'm looking forward to this show running its course. If I make a decent amount of money from it, I'll retire. The problem with this business, you lose yourself."
8. And Terrence also shares some controversial views on men in the business:
"My daddy taught me, 'Never take the vertebrae out of your back or the bass out of your throat. I ain't raisin' sheep. I raised men. Stay a man.' But being a man comes with a curse because it's not a society made for men to flourish anymore. Everything is androgynous, you know? The more successful men now are the effeminate. The people that judge you don't matter. They're not real. Everything is just frequencies."
9. He also talks about possible freedom:
"The sooner people declare me insane, the sooner I'll be free."
It's almost hard to imagine this all came from one interview, but it does bring us one step closer to trying to understand Terrence.
What do U think of it all???
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: lori mccomas, love line, michelle ghent, rolling stone, terrence howard, tv news, violence