Samuel L. Jackson gives the greatest 'Playboy' interview in years
Besides being one of the coolest actors ever, Samuel L. Jackson also knows how to give a great interview. That's why his latest one for Playboy magazine is chock full of the awesome, breaking down the n-word, President Obama's enunciation and why he'll never be a director.
First up, everyone should realize that when it comes to all the instances of the dreaded n-word in Django Unchained, the last person anyone should be mad at is Quentin Tarantino.
"These stories must be told. Yet they still want to turn around and go, 'F--- Quentin Tarantino, he don’t know s--- about it,' but if Spike (Lee), the Hughes brothers or Carl Franklin had done it, it would have been right? Look, Quentin has this master storytelling ability, and a lot of criticism from a lot of people is straight bulls--- jealousy because they can’t do it themselves."
Speaking of not being able to do it, Jackson says there's no way he could do Tarantino's job, because he can't and won't direct.
"I don’t have that directing thing. I don’t want to be out there setting up shots all day," he said. "I like to act. I read the script and sign the contract. I like hanging out in my trailer watching Judge Judy and eating sandwiches."
Finally (because we could just rewrite the whole thing but think you should read it yourself), he also lays into how the president tries to be all things to all to people. He says Obama needs to act like a leader and do the important things, like stop dropping the Gs at the end of words.
"First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to 'relate.' Be a leader. Be f---ing presidential," Jackson said. "Look, I grew up in a society where I could say 'It ain’t' or 'What it be' to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f---ing conjugate."
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