Samuel L. Jackson the power prophet

 

When Samuel L. Jackson speaks his words rage like a river. You don’t interview him, you listen to him. You can submerge an idea for him to flow around, and you can nudge him this way and that. You can build the odd flimsy dam, but mainly you have to sit back and soak.

“I grew up in the segregated South,” he tells me, leaning forward on the sofa, nostrils flaring. “Fact. There were ‘whites only’ signs and all this other stuff. And people said to me: ‘You know, you live in America. If you study hard, you can be anything you want to be. You could grow up to be president!’

READ IT AT THE TIMES ONLINE UK


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