Samuel L Jackson has revealed how Quentin Tarantino sent him a script of the movie Django Unchained to read and he thought that the director wanted him to play the lead character. Samuel says that, if he was 15 years younger he would have loved to have played the lead role.
Jackson This Morning, “The first thing is Quentin. Quentin Tarantino calls you on the phone and says hey, I just wrote a new script and I want you to read it. It's a western and I've always wanted to do a western and draw guns and shoot people and do all that kind of stuff. And then I kept reading it and Stephen didn't show up for a very long time.”
He added, “I was like, 'Where's Stephen?' And then when I got to him and I read it, I was, 'Oh, this is what he wants'. I called him back and said, 'OK, it's great, I'm sorry I'm 15 years too old to play Django'. 15 years ago I would have, yeah. I mean come on, that's an American kid's dream.”
Samuel L. Jackson did accept the role as Stephen, while Jamie Foxx was cast as Django. Django Unchained also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Walter Goggins and was released on Christmas Day in the US and is set to be released on January 18 in the UK.