The Real Reason You Don't Hear From Martin Lawrence Anymore

The Real Reason You Don't Hear From Martin Lawrence Anymore



for much of the 1990s actor and comedian Martin Lawrence was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood with a popular long-running TV show a hit stand-up album and a string of box-office hits but Lawrence's ascent started to stall toward the end of the decade and his star power has been fading ever since so where did he disappear to here's a look at what Martin Lawrence has been up to over the years early Fame martin lawrence began his entertainment career as a stand-up comedian but it wasn't long before his act caught television producers attention and he made his TV debut on the series what's happening now in 1992 lawrence was chosen to be the first host of HBO's def Comedy Jam and from there he found himself on the fast track to fame not only did he land a role in the eddie murphy comedy boomerang but he also put his talents front and center with his very own Fox sitcom the aptly titled Martin the show proved a major hit with audiences and made it star a household name that was enough to land him a role opposite Will Smith in bad boys in 1995 and the rest as they say is history meltdown on the heels of major box-office success lawrence kept himself busy maybe a little too busy with his first post bad boys brawl the actor set out to reaffirm his leading man status while proving he could write and direct – but the pressure of carrying a film almost entirely on his own may have proved too much weeks into filming the dark romantic comedy a thin line between love and hate the actor had a meltdown on the set and was hospitalized for exhaustion rather than take time off lawrence continued to book new work in 1996 he suffered another episode this time stalking the streets of LA with a pistol while shouting at passing cars his second bout with exhaustion led to another hospital stay this time Lawrence got the message and stepped away from the spotlight to heal personal drama while his professional fortunes skyrocketed Lawrence's private life grew turbulent the comedian spent much of the 90s struggling with personal issues that threatened to derail his career he became engaged to Saved by the Bell actress lark Voorhies in 1993 but the relationship fell apart before year's end he rebounded by marrying former Miss virgin Patricius Southall in 1995 and the pair had two children together before divorcing in 1997 big-screen returned Lawrence eased his way back into Hollywood's good graces in 1999 with a couple of successful comedies in life and blue streak but he also found his way back into the tabloids while prepping for his next film Big Momma's House Florence collapsed while jogging and 100 degree heat and ended up in a three-day coma I just picked the hottest day of the summer next thing I know I sleep the production was delayed while he recovered but the time off didn't hurt when the film finally arrived in theaters in 2000 it raked in close to 180 million dollars worldwide just like that Martin Lawrence was back on tap box-office flops unfortunately Lawrence followed his big momma success with a string of genuine misfires what's the worst that could happen Black Knight and national security all underperformed and in spite of the solid box office returns for bad boys two and a Big Momma's House sequel he hasn't managed to write the ship for good with his movies continuing to miss the mark Lawrence tried to return to the medium he once dominated television unfortunately TV has proven a struggle as well as Lawrence has seen networks pass on his pilots and the one series that did get picked up partners lasted just 10 episodes before getting the ax the had boys bust no role seemed better suited to get Lawrence back on track than in return to his big-screen breakout as Marcus from bad boys now back up put the gun down and give me a pack of tropical fruit bubblicious got some skills after an extended period in development limbo bad boys 3 aka bad boys for life got some good news when writer director Joe Carnahan came aboard it's really they're working on the script again close and as it all looks good but just as things got cooking the piece is holding the sequel together fell apart Carnahan left the project and the studio eventually pulled the film from its release late like that Lawrence's big screen comeback was over before it even began semi comeback Lawrence decided to take his talents back to the stand-up stage in 2016 Martin Lawrence do time premiered on Showtime and marked his first stand-up film in almost 15 years sadly the Showtime special didn't put Lawrence back in the spotlight due in time arrived with little fanfare and was met with critical and difference but as with any other creative venture there's also the possibility that he just needs to get warmed up again it's always possible that we'll be seeing a lot more of Martin Lawrence in the future thanks for watching click the looper icon to subscribe to our YouTube channel plus check out all this cool stuff we know you'll love to

22 thoughts on “The Real Reason You Don't Hear From Martin Lawrence Anymore

  1. smells like bullshit 2 me, how many people do u know that run around with a pistol naked in the streets screaming "They are gonna get me!" out of exhaustion? come on now-_-

  2. Wait what?! Bluestreak and National Security are both hilarious. Those are the the type of movies we use to watch sitting at home during summer vacation, just flipping through channels. To be fair, I can admit that Blacknight & what’s the worst that could happen were both solid B- movies 🤷🏾‍♂️ Martin Lawrence is easily an A-list celeb though

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