Jamie Foxx is set to appear on the big screen, in the Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained and he has been talking about his love for the role and the film. Jamie says that he loves the fact that the key aspect of Django Unchained is the love story that runs through it.
Foxx told Flicks and Bits, “To me the love story in the film was the most important thing. Of course there’s the danger, the guns and all of that, but when people look at it, if you look at ‘Gladiator’ or ‘Braveheart,’ movies like that, it was about their wife, their lady. I told Quentin that that was what I loved about the script, besides all of the other sh*t that’s going on, it’s about getting to his girl (laughs).”
He added, “Django’s not gonna be able to save slavery, he’s not gonna be able to cure it, he’s not gonna be able to make a person think one way or another. But what he can do is he can make sure his wife knows that she’s safe, and that’s the most important thing, for me. And that’s what Quentin felt and made sure we got.”
Jamie continues, “Django just wants his lady! I wouldn’t have had to kill nobody if at the first plantation I went to she was there, the movie could have been over and we could have went on and did our thing. But instead it had to be this, and I think that’s what’s great about it, and it’s what people will feel.”
As well as Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L Jackson and is set to be released on December 25 in the US and on January 18, 2013 in the UK.