Samuel L. Jackson questions casting British actors as African-Americans

Samuel L Jackson criticises casting of black British actors in American films

After facing backlash, Samuel L. Jackson defended his questioning of black British actors playing American roles. "I tend to wonder what would that movie have been with an American brother who really feels that".

Samuel L Jackson has clarified comments he made about British black actors earlier this week.

Jackson made headlines for his recent comments about black British actors being cast in African-American roles.

Speaking about the film - which follows Kaluuya's character as he is introduced to his white girlfriend's family for the first time - Jackson told Hot 100: "Daniel grew up in a country where they've been interracial dating for a hundred years".

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On Wednesday, Jackson was complimentary of the skills and hard work black British performers put in to take on American roles, but he said that was a one-way street. "Some things are universal, but (not everything)", Jackson continued.

Jackson also said that British actors are cheaper "than us" and are considered better trained than American actors. "And they [directors] think they're better trained, because they're classically trained". "We can talk it out, we can work it out, it's all good".

Jackson and John Boyega are at war over whether too many black people from Britain are being cast in Hollywood movies.

Another layer of the conversation comes with the classic training listed in British actors background. "I understand that it's a great opportunity to further their careers, and to hopefully go home and create opportunities for other young actors that are over there, and encourage them to come over and find the road to success. It was just a comment about how Hollywood works in an interesting sort of way sometimes", Sky News cited him as saying.

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"Sometimes I get insane when I'm doing interviews, but I was commenting on how Hollywood works in a weird way".

"For American actors, [the Black American experience is] already inately in us", American actor Devere Rogers, who appeared in "Grey's Anatomy", told The Guardian. I enjoy [British actors' work]. DuVernay pointed this out in 2013, stating, "I think there's something about the stage, because they have that stage preparation".

In the quirky horror film "Get Out", which dominated the United States box office when it opened last month, a black American photographer meets his white girlfriend's family for the first time and learns they're a lot more menacing than meets the eye.

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