*During the “Django Unchained” press junket, FOX Houston entertainment reporter Jake Hamilton sat down for 1:on:1s with the cast.
Everything was going OK until he decided to ask Samuel L. Jackson about the controversy surrounding the use of the n-word
“There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the usage of the N-word in this movie,” Hamilton began before Jackson cut him off. “No? Nobody? None? The word would be…?” the actor inquired facetiously.
Hamilton responded with a shy, “I don’t wanna say it” and an uncomfortable smile and thus began the 40-second-long, “say-the-word, no-I-won’t-say-it” portion of the interview in which Hamilton refuses to say the n-word and Jackson refuses to answer the question unless he says it.
(A transcript of their conversation is below.)
Hmm, interesting. And in the interest of keeping things moving, they did just and moved on to the next subject.
To check out the exchange in the video below, between the two, scroll to the 13:55 mark of the interview.