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- I was broke and needed the check

LONDON (Dagbladet): He is the best investment in Hollywood, according to bransjebarometeret Box Office Mojo. Spread on their 120 helaftensfilmer have Samuel Leroy Jackson sold movie tickets for 13,3 billion dollars – the equivalent of 113 billion.

Nevertheless he fit more on privatkontoen. When the Newspaper meet him in London, give he eagerness his for premiereklare "Glass" financially.

I needed the check. I was broke. It was a new chance to work, " says Jackson about M. Night Shyamalans the last sci-fi adventure.

He promised us the follow-up. When we made "Unbreakable", he said that it was the first part of a trilogy. And so it happened nothing.

Owe it to the ladies

The stand-alone toeren "Split" was, admittedly, in 2016, without Jackson on the poster. The latter should have been the more impatient after to resume cooperation. Two times he will have with Shyamalan in LA traffic and called "when should we make the sequel, your slyngel?"

That is to say, Jackson will only partially confirm the anecdote as the director has stated in various interviews.

I remember I yelled to him once on the Fox lot. Beyond that, I don't know ...

- You may well not believe that you needed the money?

- Yes, yes, why should I not do it? Ha-Ha, we are poor actresses starving!

- What did you them?

What I needed them to? I have two women in my life ...

Jackson smiles during the blank; and gray skilue.

- I have a wife and a daughter who is very demanding. You know how it is.

Rough medfart

In a more serious moment, betrays the freshly baked 70-year-old that he seemed "Unbreakable" got rough medfart in 2000. Shyamalan had created waves with "The sixth sense" (1999), and the people were just as excited for the story about the unbreakable security man in Bruce Willis' likeness.

STAR: Sarah Paulson and Bruce Willis play together with Jackson in the "Glass". Photo: NTB scanpix Show more

Everyone I know, liked it, claims Jackson, who played and plays smartingskurken Elijah.

I think misoppfatningene started at the studio. "The sixth sense" had in fact made such success, that when the film spring came, it was about as "Jackie Brown" after the "Pulp Fiction": People thought it was good, but not as "The sixth sense". Even I consider it not as some failure.

How was it donning the role again?

I felt that Elijah deserved a finish. I knew that he was locked up in the institution. Then traded it to find out what was going on: Why he had ended up there, how he's manipulating others and being manipulated by others. Yes, it was fine. I would like to put a dot.

test of patience

Since he compares with Quentin tarantino's masterpiece, it's tempting to hear what Jackson thinks about "Pulp Fiction" today. After all, it was the one that earned him his only Oscar nomination, in 1995.

THE ROLE: Jackson as the villain Elijah, as he played for the first time in the not particularly well-received "Unbreakable". Photo: Poster from the film Show more

- I see it. There are specific parts I see when it pops up. It is becoming increasingly difficult. It is one of those films that – if I'm running kanalslalåm and can't find anything else – I stop by.

What advice would you give the younger version of yourself if you had met him?

"Please be patient".

- Utdyp?

All will the that everything should happen immediately. But things must go in their own pace. Everything you do on the road to a certain place, work on how you adapt yourself and deal with the current situation. There is a certain amount of time before you understand you about these things we do. No one is blessed with the ability to play. You need to develop step-by-step and comply with the agreements, be able to lines for your and hit the timinga correct, then the job will be easier for those around you. Strictly speaking, you are the least important brikka.

GOOD GIFT: Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more Influential

the Other hit the Hollywood Reporter stated that Jackson also is the most influential filmstjerna ever, based on the "scientific" calculation. He does not hide that he read the article.

Are you not proud?

- Yes, but I still need checks!

- What are you most proud of?

He draws a deep breath before he responds with an uncharacteristic setningslengde.

- The fact that I have created a room that makes it possible for me to work as often as I want, on things I want to work on, that gives me joy, and that gives the audience the chance to go and see it and find something special and smile, laugh and to leave the premises, and – hopefully – appreciate on what they have seen.

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