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Roland Martin talks to one of Hollywood’s hardest-working actors, Samuel L. Jackson. He’s starring in the new movie  Kingsman: The Secret Service, where he plays a uber cool villain of sorts.

“I get to be the guy with a different idea,” Jackson says. “You can call him a villain if you’d like.”

Kingsman is about a group of young people handpicked by secret agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) to form an elite unit to combat global evil. Jackson’s character, Richmond Valentine, represents the evil.

“He’s the kind of dude that – I gave him the lisp because I was trying to find something that would make people dismiss him. I used to stutter so I didn’t want to do that. His revenge was always being so smart that nobody else could get an “A.” He made a whole bunch of money being that smart and being dismissed by people because people don’t take him seriously. He’s found his way.”

Jackson says he is currently working on a new Tarantino Western where, unlike in this movie and when he plays Nick Fury in The Avengers films, he gets to curse. “Everyday,” he says.

He says he’s fine playing cerebral villains at this point. He’s done with hand to hand combat in the movies.

“I don’t want to run around fighting people at my age,” Jackson says.  “I’m good. I’ll do a Black American sniper so I can be somewhere far off shooting people. I’m not trying to engage people physically, no.”

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7 thoughts on “Samuel L. Jackson On Why He Has No Interest In Being The First Black James Bond

  1. Jamie Fox looks like a horse and Will Smith is too “Fresh Prince” silly…if it were going to be a black man it would have to be Idris Elba, someone that is handsome enough, serious enough and British enough…

    • I like Idris Alba very much but I feel they need someone with more acting abilities to play this role. I’m sure he would be great with the physical demands but not convinced of his acting.

  2. Instead of black people desperately wanting to play a role specifically written by white people for a white person, use your damn imaginations and create roles for us by us…stop being so damn thirsty to be someone else! We can’t stand when white people or anyone else “appropriates” black culture, so why in the hell are we trying to do the same thing??

  3. It’s about time for a Black James Bond–but not for Samuel L Jackson to portray him.
    How about Idris Alba or another handsome brotha!!!!!

  4. upto I looked at the draft ov $4720 , I didn’t believe that my sister had been realy making money part-time on their apple labtop. . there best friend had bean doing this 4 only 14 months and resently cleard the debts on their place and bought a top of the range Porsche 911 . go right here>>> ­T­­­r­­­a­­­c­­k-R­­e­­­p­­o­­r­­­t­­.Ⅽ­O­Ⅿ

  5. Love Sam Jackson as an actor, however there is absolutely nothing about him that says James Bond…so he has no interest because he knows he wouldn’t be believable, nor does he have the looks required, nor is he British and yes, the James Bond character is white.

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