Samuel L. Jackson's difficulty learning lines

Samuel L. Jackson plays eye patch wearing S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', and joked about covering his eye when learning lines for the film

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Samuel L. Jackson at the film's London premiere

Samuel L. Jackson at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier London premiere

Samuel L. Jackson joked about learning his 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' lines with one hand covering his eye.

The 65-year-old actor plays S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury, who wears an eye patch over his left eye in the superhero film, and admitted he had difficulty adjusting his sight to read the script when he was in costume.

Talking at the film's press conference at London's Dorchester Hotel yesterday (20.03.14), he told BANG Showbiz: "I've learned to turn my head further, actually. The interesting thing about the patch, that I didn't discover until Captain America, the first one - coz I never had never many lines to say - was when I all of a sudden had dialogue and I would learn it the night before, when I got to work I could only see half the page when I put the patch on. So, I have discovered I have to learn my lines now with one hand covering my eye so my mind will absorb what's going on in there. "

Jackson also hailed army soldiers, who he views as society's real life heroes, since they risk their lives for the benefit of others.

He added: "The young people who put their lives on the line for us, so that we do have the freedom to make movies like this and tell stories like this, because we do have a volunteer army now, it's not like people have to do it. Those young men and women who go out there, put their lives on the line, and go to different countries. They make sure we can do what we do I admire them greatly."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
  • UK release: 28 March 2014

Just as the titular hero (Evans) is adjusting to life in the 21st century, SHIELD turns out to have been infiltrated, and he must team up with Black Widow (Johansson) and Falcon (Mackie). A highly enjoyable conspiracy thriller with stunning action sequences, outstanding performances and a clever, morally complex plot.

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