Samuel L. Jackson is currently promoting ‘Django Unchained’, and has a new interview with Indie Wire in which he talks about performing in drag, a possible sequel to Snakes on a Plane, and whether he thinks an actor has any responsibility to reflect on their community.
When talking about whether there would be a sequel to Snakes on a Plane, he says, “I don't know. If there is, I wouldn't mind doing it. I'm down with that.”
He’s also asked about whether he’s ever been asked to perform in drag, and he replies, “Yes I've been asked, and no I didn't accept. I don't think it's every actor's right of passage to have to put a dress on. But for those who do it, that's their choice. Some of them are actually good at it.”
Finally, when asked about whether actors have a responsibility to their communities in the roles and performances they choose, he says, “A story is a story. If a story comes along, and it's honest, that's about it. Even this movie [Django]. It's about our experience, historically; What happens to us, and what kind of people they were; And I have a duty to tell that honestly. And to be true to the character that's in it, and hopefully it'll reflect our history in an honest and real way. But I don't think it's up to us to make sure everyone knows who we are through our cinematic experience.”