Larenz Tate: I snapped dead Presidents while filming… intentionally choked actress Rose Jackson

Actor Larenz Tate has come under fire after making some controversial comments about what happened during filming of his hit 1990s film Dead Presidents, Media Take Out confirmed.

Larenz appeared on the Fat Joe podcast and explained what happened during the filming of a particularly violent scene.

In the film Dead Presidents, Larenz played a disgruntled Vietnam War veteran named Anthony. In the scene in question, Anthony gets into an argument with his baby’s mother, Juanita, played by actress Rose Jackson, after learning that she slept with a local pimp while he was away at war.

The two argued on camera, and Anthony eventually got angry and severely strangled Juanita. It was a powerful and violent scene.

Here is the scene:

And here’s a screenshot showing how hard Larenz grabbed Rose’s throat.


On Fat Joe’s podcast, Larenz broke down what really happened behind the scenes — and it’s pretty disturbing.

Media Take Out confirmed that Larenz told Fat Joe that he was “deep in character” while filming the scene. He also claims that the choke was NOT IN THE SCRIPT. Larenz simply “improvised” the violent strangulation.

Larenz admitted that Rose had no idea he would do that.

It’s not clear how Rose reacted on set. But later that night, Larenz called the actress to check on her, Media Take Out learned. According to Larenz, he apologized and explained that he only did it in “movies” and not in “real life.”

Rose told Larenz she was bruised during the scene and hours later – while in the shower – felt pain when water hit her injured neck, Media Take Out learned.

Rose was just 22 at the time and starred in her very first Hollywood film. Larenz was one of the hottest African American actors in the world in 1995.

Black Twitter has gotten the recording of Larenz… and he’s in trouble…

Tags ·Larenz tate rose jackson Larenz Tate: I snapped dead Presidents while filming… intentionally choked actress Rose Jackson

Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

Related Articles

Back to top button