Samuel L. Jackson has a wide-ranging interview in October's "Playboy," and he doesn't hold back on President Obama, "Django Unchained" criticism, and why he'll never direct.
On the subject of Obama droppin' his Gs to appeal to everyday people, Jackson, 64, scoffed.
"First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to “relate.” Be a leader. Be [expletive] presidential. Look, I grew up in a society where I could say “It ain’t” or “What it be” to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I [expletive] conjugate."
The actor also thinks that if Obama offered Republicans a raise, they'd say "[Expletive] you! We don’t want a raise!"
"If Hillary Clinton decides to run, she’s going to kick their [expletive] asses, and those [expletives] would rather see the country go down in flames than let the times change. But as I tell my daughter, there was a time we would be in the streets about this [expletive]."
Jackson also has strong opinions on criticism of the rampant use of racial slurs in "Django Unchained."
"These stories must be told. Yet they still want to turn around and go, “[Expletive] Quentin Tarantino, he don’t know [expletive] about it,” but if Spike, the Hughes brothers or Carl Franklin had done it, it would have been right? Look, Quentin has this master storytelling ability, and a lot of criticism from a lot of people is straight [expletive] jealousy because they can’t do it themselves."
The award-winning actor has appeared in more than 100 films, but swears he'll never direct.
"I don’t have that directing thing," Jackson said. "I don’t want to be out there setting up shots all day. I like to act. I read the script and sign the contract. I like hanging out in my trailer watching "Judge Judy" and eating sandwiches."
And, because it's "Playboy," Jackson talks about when he first became interested in girls.
"In Georgia there was a family of girls who lived through the woods from us, and we all used to meet at this creek and swim naked," Jackson recalled. "I was about 10 or 11. I think two of the girls were about 14, 15, so that’s when it happened. Girls were interesting to me, period. They could be fat, skinny, tall, short, ugly, beautiful -- as long as they were willing to do that thing."