Terry Crews on Montana Fishburne’s Porn Career: ‘This Might Be A Blessing In Disguise’

Movies & TV

RI Reeves / August 20, 2010

With most of black Hollywood remaining silent about the career choice of Montana Fishburne, fellow dad and Lottery Ticket star Terry Crews is speaking out about the controversial subject.

“I’m not going to say it’s not a bad thing, because it is,” begins Crews. “And I’m sure it’s breaking Laurence’s [Fishburne] heart.  But the thing is, Montana’s life is not over and this story is not done. People are pretty much writing the end of it right now. God has a plan. Whatever the devil is trying to destroy her with, I know for a fact that anything can be turned around—anything.”

Crews weathered his own public family storm on his reality show The Family Crews when his eldest unwed daughter, Naomi revealed she was pregnant. And he believes people are not examining what could be apart of the 19-year old Fishburne’s personal journey and overall bigger picture.

“Stranger things have happened, Montana might end up in a missionary,” says The Expendables star. “She might be the one to write the book about how she got messed up, she got it wrong, went thru a phase, was reacting [to something in her life] and took the wrong path. This might be a blessing in disguise.”

Although while it’s hard to compare Naomi Crews’ decision to be an unwed teenage mom to Montana’s porn career, the 42-year old actor says at the end of the day he has a lot in common with Montana’s famous father.

“I’m sure Laurence felt the same way I did when I found out my daughter was pregnant. You feel like you failed, like you didn’t do your job,” says the star of TBS sitcom, Are We There Yet. “You want to see your little girl grow up, find the man of her dreams and you see the marriage and everything [else].” Crews’ final thoughts on Montana? “I hope one day she’ll know that she’s valued.”—Ronke Idowu Reeves