Samuel L. Jackson addresses racism.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
NEW YORK — During this week’s feature on the Today Show’s “Sunday Sitdown,” talk show host Willie Geist revisited his one-on-one chinwag Samuel L. Jackson where the 71-year-old thespian recounted his childhood experience growing up in segregated Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jackson also revealed a few sub rosa details on maintaining a long, healthy marriage with his wife, LaTanya Richardson and he reflected upon the iconic roles that helped propel his prolific movie career.
The former cocaine addict played a crackhead in Spike Lee’s 1991 film “Jungle Fever.”
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) June 16, 2019
Jackson’s most recent flick “The Banker” has garnered rave reviews despite gettin’ an average score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer. The Apple TV film features a trio of crackerjack performances by Jackson (Joe Morris), Anthony Mackie (Bernard Garrett) and Nicholas Hoult (Matt Steiner).
Based on a true story in the ’60s, “The Banker” illuminates the redline struggles of two negro proprietors — Garrett and Morris — who are relegated to remunerating a working-class white man (Steiner) to be the pretentious countenance of their real estate firm while they pose as a custodian and chauffeur.
“I don’t trust white people,” Jackson’s character says in the film.
“Truth be told, I don’t trust black people either.”
“The Banker” is an Apple TV original that can be seen on Apple.com.
Watch Jackson’s interview with Geist.
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