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Samuel L. Jackson candidly reveals how long he expects to act as he remains highest-grossing star

Wednesday 13/March/2019 - 10:41 AM
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is on the cover of Esquire’s April 2019 issue، out on March 19، just Jared reported.

Here’s what the 70-year-old actor had to say…

On voicing his opinions about Trump: “I think we feel the same way that all of the motherf–kers that hated [Barack] Obama felt for eight years. So they said all that s–t. They put f–king pictures up on the Internet of Michelle [Obama] sitting with her legs crossed with a d–k hanging down. We feel the same way that they feel or they felt about Obama being the man، even though he wasn’t f–king ruining their lives; he was trying to help their lives. This motherf–ker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy s–t. And the people think that’s okay. It’s not f–king okay. And if you’re not saying anything، then you’re complicit. And I wouldn’t give a f–k if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account; I’d tweet that s–t out. I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that s–t.”

On whether he worries his political comments will make him lose fans: “I know how many motherf–kers hate me. ‘I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.’ F–k I care? If you never went to another movie I did in my life، I’m not going to lose any money. I already cashed that check. F–k you. Burn up my videotapes. I don’t give a f–k. ‘You’re an actor. Stick to acting.’ ‘No، motherf–ker. I’m a human being that feels a certain way.’ And some of this s–t does affect me، because if we don’t have health care، s–t، and my relatives get sick، they’re going to call my rich ass. I want them to have health care. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. This is how I feel. And I count to one hundred some days before I hit ‘send،’ because I know how that s–t is.”

On how much longer he’ll continue to act: “Till I can’t do it. Michael Caine’s still acting، right? It’s acting. It’s not like I’m digging a ditch. I go on set، do some s–t. I go back and sit in my trailer for two hours watching TV، eat a sandwich، read. And I go back and do ten more minutes and go sit down some more. So، yeah، it’s a great job.”

Edited by: Yara Sameh

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