I have to admit that this is one of the best interviews I’ve ever seen produced by Wired. This is a format they’ve used before. A few weeks ago Wired released an interview of Tracy Morgan answering ‘the web’s most searched questions’ about himself, and due to the success of that clip, they’re back with Samuel L. Jackson….Fun fact, I accidentally said this video to play at .5 speed when I first clicked it and spent the first few seconds wondering why in the fuck Sam was so hammered for this interview. Give it a shot, you’ll see what I mean.
Samuel L. Jackson isn’t a notoriously private celebrity or anything like that. I’m sure you could find the answers to all of these questions if you pieced together 20+ years worth of interviews. But the issue with Sam Jackson’s typical interviews is they inevitably turn to talking about golf within the first 30 seconds.
This is actually the first Samuel L. Jackson interview I can recall that doesn’t focus on Sam’s golf game within the first three minutes. And I wouldn’t call myself a ‘huge’ Star Wars fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have seen all of the movies and enjoy them. So it was pretty cool to get those behind-the-scenes stories about Samuel L. Jackson’s purple lightsaber from his appearances in the Star Wars prequels as Mace Windu.
(Shout out to TastefullyOffensive for sharing this clip!)