Tenet star John David Washington has revealed that his father Denzel Washington made him do "a chore or two" while he stayed with him during lockdown.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with guest host Samuel L Jackson, John David said that he had moved back in with his father for a while during restrictions in the US.

Jackson asked his guest about living back at home, saying, "You still had to do chores though, right? I know that Denzel likes some order in the house."

An embarrassed Washington replied: "I can't believe we're doing this… There was a chore or two. My chore was to make sure I was down for dinner in time."

"That’s not a chore!" Jackson said. "A chore is sweeping the driveway or taking the garbage out. Something legit that earns your keep!"

"How about cooking?" Washington replied. "There you go, I earned my keep that way."

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment in a recent interview, Washington, who also starred in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, said that he initially struggled with the convoluted plot of Tenet, which was directed by Christopher Nolan.

"Over time, I was able to grasp enough of it to execute but I think with the first viewing it’s not necessarily to be understood all the way," he said.

"It’s about what you feel about what you saw and did you connect with the characters and did you connect to what was happening. At least that’s what I felt when I saw it."

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