Terrence Howard is opening up about his life in a bizarre new interview.
The Empire star talks about everything from the early tragedy he suffered at just two-years-old watching his father murder a man while they waited in line to see Santa at a local department store to the new form of mathematics he has invented that he is certain will finally prove that 1 x 1 = 2 .
He also details how Hollywood turned their back to him after what he claims were false reports of his difficult on-set behavior and how he believes Robert Downey Jr. stole $100million from him with the Iron Man franchise.
Revealing: Terrence Howard (above with friend and Empire costar Taraji P. Henson in June) is opening up about his childhood and career in a bizarre new interview with Rolling Stone
Tragedy: The Empire star recalls watching his father Tyrone murder a man when he was two-years-old as they waited to see Santa at a Cleveland department store (Tyrone being led to jail following his conviction above)
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Howard appears less excited to talk about his new hit show Empire and more excited to detail his days off when he works on his new form of mathematics – Terryology.
The actor spends up to 17 hours a day when he is not working cutting objects out of plastic and binding them together into shapes held together with cooper wire or magnets to help prove his theory.
There are also crystals on some of the pieces as well as LED lights.
‘Since I was a child of three or four, I was always wondering, you know, why does a bubble take the shape of a ball? Why not a triangle or a square?’ he says.
‘I figured it out. If Pythagoras was here to see it, he would lose his mind. Einstein, too! Tesla!’
Howard says he began professing his belief in Terryology while at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he was studying chemical engineering, and eventually dropped out after a professor refused to agree with him.
‘How can it equal one?’ he asked the professor of the 1 x 1 equation.
‘If one times one equals one that means that two is of no value because one times itself has no effect.
‘One times one equals two because the square root of four is two, so what’s the square root of two? Should be one, but we’re told it’s two, and that cannot be.’
Howard’s work has had some early success in that he has successfully obtained patents for some of the objects he makes to prove Terryology.
‘I was not trying to make this when I made it, I was just trying to find the four forces, so I took four planes and put them together where they fit naturally, an equilateral triangle, and it created a circle, a triangle and a square, and from there everything else was created just following my hands leading to a good place,’ Howard explains of how he came to make his creations.
‘This is the last century that our children will ever have been taught that one times one is one. They won’t have to grow up in ignorance,’ Howard adds.
‘Twenty years from now, they’ll know that one times one equals two. We’re about to show a new truth. The true universal math.
‘And the proof is in these pieces. I have created the pieces that make up the motion of the universe.
‘We work on them about 17 hours a day. She cuts and puts on the crystals. I do the main work of soldering them together. They tell the truth from within.’