Samuel L. Jackson has always been known for keeping it real both on and off the screen; his recent interview with THR Awards Chatter is no different.

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In the in depth interview, the 67-year-old actor discussed everything from growing up in segregation to his political views.

I was 17 when my mom got wind that I signed up to be on a merchant ship,” Jackson said, “I had it in my mind I wanted to go different places, jump from ship to ship and see the world.

Jackson also spoke about what is like working with Spike Lee and Quintin Tarantino and if  he is bothered by Tarantino’s use of the “n-word”.


I can’t get mad because it’s literature, it’s art and the artist that wrote it is expressing something through the characters that’s real. It’s not artifice, it’s real”, Jackson explained.  “You can’t be a sensor and an artist, how many times was it used in Chiraq-and nobody complained about that.

When it comes to politics, Samuel L. Jackson weighed in on the 2016 presidential campaign, distancing himself from his sometime golf partner Donald Trump and very direct about who he’s voting for.

I’m forever a Democrat, you know, and I’m gonna vote for Hillary[Clinton]. I mean, I love Bernie [Sanders] — Bernie’s a man of the people — but he can’t win. So I gotta cast my vote for a person that can keep those other people from winning.

Although he doesn’t support Trump, he had some harsh words for Trump’s competitors for the GOP nomination.

There are some other people that aren’t as open about what he’s saying that are running also, you know, that are just as crazy, that have just as much ill-will toward the common man — and not just the common black man.” Jackson continued, “People who don’t have a certain amount of money don’t mean anything to them.

Check out the interview in it’s entirety HERE