Lucas Black, star of ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ reveals what he was willing to do for the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.

Lucas Black, star of ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ reveals what he was willing to do for the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.

Lucas Black is most known for his role as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle on NCIS: New Orleans on television. In the cinema world, though, he will always be Sean Boswell from The Fast and the Furious. Despite director Justin Lin’s reservations, Black recently opened out about returning to the franchise in the upcoming F9 and what he was willing to do.

After a long run on ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ Lucas Black took a vacation from acting.

In the wake of the cancellation of ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ Lucas Black explains why he left in Season 6.

When Black’s character LaSalle died on NCIS: New Orleans in 2019, fans were shocked. While some speculated that the death was a hoax, the tragedy was confirmed, leaving the remainder of the NOLA team to mourn and keep The Big Easy secure. Black’s reasons for leaving were first unclear.

Since then, the husband and father has turned to social media, where he frequently shares photos of precious time spent with his children and wife. The outspoken celebrity also enjoys hunting, fishing, and going to church. Black stated why he needed to leave the show in a recent appearance on Lee Domingue’s podcast Legacy Starts Today, citing a 70-hour workweek as one of the reasons.

“I was concerned throughout my career because I saw how the entertainment industry destroyed families and destroyed families,” he remarked. “The way it’s set up, you’re traveling at a breakneck speed, working enormous hours, especially in television.”

“You can’t keep going at that rate,” he continued. And, I believe, a happy marriage. It’s not sustainable; if you keep working at that rate, something horrible will inevitably happen. That kind of stress for me, for my family and my marriage, would be detrimental.”

For his roles in ‘Tokyo Drift’ and ‘F9,’ Black received a number of inquiries.

n 2019, Black left NCIS: New Orleans in shock when his character LaSalle died. While some hoped it was a fake-out, the death proved to be true, leaving the rest of the NOLA crew to mourn and keep The Big Easy safe. Initially, Black’s reasons for the exit weren’t clear.

In the time since then, the husband and father has taken to social media where he often posts about quality time with his children and wife. The outspoken star also spends his time hunting, fishing, and attending church. In a recent interview on Lee Domingue’s podcast Legacy Starts Today, Black explained why he needed to leave the show, including a workweek comprised of 70 long hours.

“All throughout my career there was a concern, because I would observe how the entertainment industry would destroy families, and destroy families,” he said. “The way it’s run, you’re travelling, it’s a very fast pace, lots of long hours, especially in television.”

He continued: “You can’t keep going at that pace. And I think, have a healthy marriage. It’s not sustainable; it’s inevitable that something bad’s gonna happen if you stay working at that pace That kind of stress for me, for my family and my marriage, would be detrimental.”

With the return of Sean Boswell, Black recently reflected on his time filming Tokyo Drift, as well as his appearance in Fast 7 (he wasn’t in the 4th, 5th, or 6th installment). The star didn’t know how to drift, which thrilled him.

“They taught us how to drift two weeks before we started shooting. We would go to Irwindale Speedway, and we had the best teachers in the world, all the drift champions. Rhys Millen was my stunt double, but he was a drift champion back in the early 2000s, so he taught me,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“It was like a dream come true, for a 25-year-old to be able to go out and learn how to drift, just burn the tires down to the tread and the highest octane fuel. I mean, it was like jet fuel we were putting in these cars. And then at the end of the week I got a paycheck to do it! It was awesome.”