‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Alum Lucas Black Declares It’s ‘Time for Men to Be Men’ in New Wood-Chopping Video

by Samantha Whidden

On Sunday (November 15th), NCIS: New Orleans alum Lucas Black takes to Instagram to declare it’s ‘Time for Men to be Men’ in a new wood-chopping video.

“Prayer…mixed with chopping wood, the enemy doesn’t stand a chance,” the NCIS: New Orleans alum shared. “Time for men to be real men… recognize God is in authority and He is for you, step up and lead where He has placed you.”

Black then stated that chopping wood raises testosterone. The latest masculinity post comes just hours after the NCIS: New Orleans star told young men to challenge themselves. “Do something that is hard! Get after it!”

The NCIS: New Orleans alum has been enjoying some much-needed time with his family. Most recently, Black made an appearance in the Fast & Furious franchise’s latest film, F9: The Fast Saga. The film was released in the U.S. on June 25, 2021, and scored more than 721.1 million at the box office. Black also played the main character in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Other films he has been in through the years are Friday Night Lights, Jarhead, Get Low, Legion, Seven Days in Utopia, and 42. 

Lucas Black Hints the Reason Why He Left ‘NCIS: New Orleans

During his appearance on the Legacy Starts Today podcast earlier this year, Lucas Black shared why he decided to leave NCIS: New Orleans. “All throughout my career there was a concern,” Black explained. “Because I would observe how the entertainment industry would destroy families.”

The NCIS: New Orleans star further explained that the reason why the entertainment industry may destroy families is due to the amount of time that actors need to be on sets. “The way it’s run, you’re traveling, it’s a very fast pace, lots of long hours. Especially in television.”

Lucas Black went on to reveal that his NCIS: New Orleans schedule typically was 70 hours per week. This included late-night shooting. The schedule left very little time to spend time with his children and wife. 

“It was time for me to leave,” Black admitted. “I felt like my job there was finished. 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.”

Lucas Black played field agent Christopher LaSalle in 125 episodes over five and a half years before he decided to leave the hit series. The character was shot and killed in the sixth episode of season six while investigating the death of his brother. Black then decided to take an extensive break before making an appearance on F9.