Samuel L. Jackson demanded a white interviewer use the N-word during an interview about the movie “Django Unchained.” The awkward interchange is below.
“There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the usage of the N-word in this movie,” Houston film critic and producer Jake Hamilton begins in the video clip at the 13:56 mark.
“No? Nobody? None?” Jackson responds. “The word would be…?”
“I don’t want to say it,” Hamilton says.
“Why not?” Jackson asks.
“I don’t like to say it,” Hamilton says.
“Have you ever said it?” Jackson asks, picking up the pace.
“No, sir,” says Hamilton, looking more uncomfortable by the second.
“Try it,” Jackson urges.
“I don’t like to say it,” Hamilton pleads.
“TRY IT!” commands Jackson, beginning to sound like his character in “Pulp Fiction.”
“Really? Seriously?” asks Hamilton, now looking off camera, perhaps hoping someone can step in and help.
“We’re not going to have this conversation unless you say it,” Jackson states.
“You want to move onto another question?” Jackson mercifully offers.
“Awesome,” a relieved Hamilton says. Jackson cracks up.
Here’s the clip below, which we first saw on the Paste web site.