Samuel L. Jackson says he was victim of racist copsNovember 28th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson admits that he has been a victim racist cops, and his personal experience has helped him prepare for his role in a new film.
In an interview to The Times, Pulp Fiction star said that his personal confrontations have helped him play the part of bigoted policeman Abel Turner in the film.
“I drew on cops in my life who are like Abel. I have been pulled over legitimately because I was doing something wrong, and I been pulled over because I was black in the wrong place and my car was too nice, Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
“I have been pulled over in Mississippi; that was frightening. But the guy was like, ”Hey Mr Jackson, sorry”. I have been pulled out and spread out in the middle of the street and laid face down.
“Even in L.A. cops looking at me going: ”You look familiar.” And you just gotta say ”Oh, OK”. Because you don”t know if he’’s talking about a wanted poster that he saw today or he actually saw a movie of mine and can”t quite put that together,” he added. (ANI)