Samuel L. Jackson doubts Black Panther's impact
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 April 2018
Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson doubts the success of 'Black Panther' will lead to long-term changes in the movie business
Samuel L. Jackson doubts the success of 'Black Panther' will lead to long-term changes in Hollywood.
The acclaimed Marvel movie has led to calls for more films to be led by black actors and actresses, but Jackson doesn't think it will ultimately have the impact some fans have suggested.
Speaking to Matt Pomroy, Jackson explained: "I'm not positive that 'Black Panther' is going to change the dynamic of black stories being told in Hollywood and being accepted all over the world.
"It's an action-adventure story and a lot of people like those, and they'll work all over the world forever because everybody loves a hero.
"But not everybody loves a drama about somebody's life experience - that's why awards have a separate category for foreign films; they are perceived as being different.
"Once we stop perceiving them as different and just see them as good films and they get recognised in the same category, we'll be laying markers."
Meanwhile, 'Black Panther' star Daniel Kaluuya recently admitted he feels insecure about his acting abilities.
The 29-year-old actor - who is widely recognised as one of the rising stars of the business - admitted that because he never attended drama school, he still harbours insecurities.
He explained: "I couldn't afford to go to drama school and because I'm not trained, I have a deep insecurity about my ability. So i just feel like I should always learn."
The London-born actor also revealed he was inspired by the success of Ashley Walters, who starred in 'Bullet Boy' and 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
Asked who first inspired him to become an actor, he shared: "Ashley Walters. He was in a film called 'Bullet Boy'.
"For working-class people in London, there weren't any role models really when I was growing up. So seeing him it was like: 'Whoah, it's possible for me.'"