John David Washington briefly moved back home with his famous dad Denzel Washington, 65, and mom Paulette, 69, amid the looming coronavirus pandemic. 

And Samuel L. Jackson grilled the 36-year-old Tenet star about the experience, including what household chores he had to do, while guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday.

‘You really live in Brooklyn, but since the pandemic has happened you had to come back home. So you’re living in the house again, right?’ asked Jackson, 71, who admitted to knowing John David since before he ‘was old enough to shave.’ 

Back with the 'rents: John David Washington briefly moved back home with his famous dad Denzel Washington and mom Paulette amid the looming coronavirus pandemic; Denzel and John David pictured in 2018

Back with the 'rents: John David Washington briefly moved back home with his famous dad Denzel Washington and mom Paulette amid the looming coronavirus pandemic; Denzel and John David pictured in 2018

Back with the ‘rents: John David Washington briefly moved back home with his famous dad Denzel Washington and mom Paulette amid the looming coronavirus pandemic; Denzel and John David pictured in 2018

‘Technically, actually, not anymore, but I was. I was in my old room,’ admitted Washington with a wide grin.

‘But you still had to do chores, though, right? Because I know Denzel likes some order in the house,’ quipped Jackson. 

‘I can’t believe we’re doing this right now,’ said Washington, as he rubbed his face. ‘There was a chore or two. My chore was to make sure I’m down for dinner in time.’

Tell us about it: And guest host Samuel L. Jackson grilled the 36-year-old Tenet star about the experience, including what household chores he had to do, during a remote appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday

Tell us about it: And guest host Samuel L. Jackson grilled the 36-year-old Tenet star about the experience, including what household chores he had to do, during a remote appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday

Tell us about it: And guest host Samuel L. Jackson grilled the 36-year-old Tenet star about the experience, including what household chores he had to do, during a remote appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday

Family friend: 'You really live in Brooklyn, but since the pandemic has happened you had to come back home. So you're living in the house again, right?' asked Jackson, 71, who admitted to knowing John David since before he was 'old enough to shave'

Family friend: 'You really live in Brooklyn, but since the pandemic has happened you had to come back home. So you're living in the house again, right?' asked Jackson, 71, who admitted to knowing John David since before he was 'old enough to shave'

Family friend: ‘You really live in Brooklyn, but since the pandemic has happened you had to come back home. So you’re living in the house again, right?’ asked Jackson, 71, who admitted to knowing John David since before he was ‘old enough to shave’

Jackson could not help but burst into laughter as he explained to Washington that arriving to dinner on time is ‘not a chore!’

He added: ‘A chore is like sweeping the driveway, taking the garbage out, something to earn your keep.’

John David took a moment to come up with a consistent chore that he performed, which prompted his to suggest that he often contributed his cooking skills. 

A chore or two: 'There was a chore or two. My chore was to make sure I'm down for dinner in time,' said Washington

A chore or two: 'There was a chore or two. My chore was to make sure I'm down for dinner in time,' said Washington

A chore or two: ‘There was a chore or two. My chore was to make sure I’m down for dinner in time,’ said Washington

Unacceptable: Jackson could not help but burst into laughter as he explained to Washington that arriving to dinner on time is 'not a chore!'

Unacceptable: Jackson could not help but burst into laughter as he explained to Washington that arriving to dinner on time is 'not a chore!'

Unacceptable: Jackson could not help but burst into laughter as he explained to Washington that arriving to dinner on time is ‘not a chore!’

‘How about cooking? There you go, I earned my keep that way,’ he said.

‘Yes, exactly,’ exclaimed Jackson, before aggressively praising the actor’s affinity for conjuring up a delicious dish.

‘I know you’re the grill master. You got mad, mad grill skills, I gotta say that.’

Denzel and wife Paulette, who have been married since 1983, share sons John David, Malcolm, 29, and daughters Olivia, 29, and Katia, 32.

Grill master: 'How about cooking? There you go, I earned my keep that way,' suggested John David

Grill master: 'How about cooking? There you go, I earned my keep that way,' suggested John David

Grill master: ‘How about cooking? There you go, I earned my keep that way,’ suggested John David

Bingo: 'Yes, exactly,' exclaimed Jackson, before aggressively praising the actor's affinity for conjuring up a delicious dish

Bingo: 'Yes, exactly,' exclaimed Jackson, before aggressively praising the actor's affinity for conjuring up a delicious dish

Bingo: ‘Yes, exactly,’ exclaimed Jackson, before aggressively praising the actor’s affinity for conjuring up a delicious dish

John David appeared on Friday’s episode of the beloved late night talk show to promote his latest film Tenet, which premiered in theaters on September 3.

Tenet, which also stars Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki, follows ‘a secret agent who embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.’

The Christopher Nolan directed film cost 200million to produce and, according to Variety, it raked in only $20million domestically during its opening weekend.

Tenet: John David appeared on Friday's episode of the beloved late night talk show to promote his latest film Tenet, which premiered in theaters on September 3; John David and Elizabeth Debiki in Tenet (2020)

Tenet: John David appeared on Friday's episode of the beloved late night talk show to promote his latest film Tenet, which premiered in theaters on September 3; John David and Elizabeth Debiki in Tenet (2020)

Tenet: John David appeared on Friday’s episode of the beloved late night talk show to promote his latest film Tenet, which premiered in theaters on September 3; John David and Elizabeth Debiki in Tenet (2020)

Prior to becoming an actor, John David enjoyed a brief NFL career, which saw him playing for the St. Louis Rams from 2006 until his departure in 2007. 

He also wen ton to play on the American team Rhein Fire in NFL Europa, according to People.

Washington landed his very first acting role in the HBO series Ballers, which premiered in 2015. He played football star Ricky Jerret.

He became a household name in 2018, following the release of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, where he played the lead role. 

Before acting: Prior to becoming an actor, John David enjoyed a brief NFL career, which saw him playing for the St. Louis Rams from 2006 until his departure in 2007; John David pictured in 2019

Before acting: Prior to becoming an actor, John David enjoyed a brief NFL career, which saw him playing for the St. Louis Rams from 2006 until his departure in 2007; John David pictured in 2019

Before acting: Prior to becoming an actor, John David enjoyed a brief NFL career, which saw him playing for the St. Louis Rams from 2006 until his departure in 2007; John David pictured in 2019

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