In a new interview, Samuel L. Jackson talks about his friendship with Quentin Tarantino and the movies they did together. Read on for more details.
Jackson uses expletives around Tarantino which the later doesn’t mind it one bit. In a new interview with New York Magazine, as reported by Vulture.com, Jackson claims that Tarantino made him lose a role in Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.” He also told the press that ever since the botched audition, he calls Tarantino motherf*cker, but it is not a diss or a curse, just a term of endearment among the closest of friends.
The story behind the interview goes like this. It was 1991 and Tarantino was a rookie director with stars in his eyes and a sterling script. Jackson was already a theater veteran who had just won Best Supporting Actor at Cannes. When Jackson walked in for the audition, he was expecting to audition alongside Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel. Instead, he was made to audtion alongside two people who couldn’t stop laughing. It eventually came to light that the people who read the lines for him were the producer Lawrence Bender and Tarantino himself. Jackson later acknowledged the fact that his audition wasn’t very good and he could have done better. Tarantino would later write another iconic role with Jackson in mind. This time, Jackson did get the role and it turned out to be a fan-favorite. “Pulp Fiction” is still rated as one of the best films of the nineties and Jackson turned out to be a really good fit for the part.
Cinema Blend lamented on the fact that Jackson was not given the part. The reporters thought that Jackson would have added something special to the role. They are of the opinion that Jackson very nearly stole the show in “Pulp Fiction.”
After “Pulp Fiction,” Jackson has appeared in every Tarantino picture and their latest collaboration will be released on Christmas Day this year. The movie titled “The Hateful Eight” is already sounding like a winner. We hope that this one is as entertaining as Tarantino’s last one, “Inglourious Basterds.”
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