Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen in ‘Django Unchained’
*Samuel L. Jackson is that dude in Hollywood.
He’s that guy who can say what he wants, when he wants and not even bat an eye.
The actor was recently at the center of an “SNL” FCC nightmare when he dropped the “f-bomb” on live television.
Though many expected a public apology, we didn’t get one. Why? Probably because Sam is who he is – an unashamed black man.
Anyway, he recently chatted with The Urban Daily about his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django: Unchained” as the head house-slave, gun control, and the recent tragedy at Newtown, Conn.
While for some, being the cunning slave “Stephen” is a dated parallel character to “Uncle Ruckus” of “Boondocks, Sam says don’t get it twisted. There’s no comparing the two.
“He has the power of life or death over a lot of people,” he said. “Stephen is feared not just by the black people on the plantation but the whites also. Stephen is the power behind the throne. Stephen has power, Uncle Ruckus has no power.”
He also added that “Django” is a different look at the brutality of slavery, whereas something like “Roots” dealt with a specific genealogical journey.
Sam Jackson talks ‘Django Unchained,’ Guns & ‘Crazy People’ was originally published on wzakcleveland.com