Samuel L. Jackson On Why He Rewrites Nick Fury’s Lines

After appearing in 11 different Marvel projects, Samuel L. Jackson reveals why he re-writers all Nick Fury lines.

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Speaking with Collider, Jackson said, “It depends. I’ve been doing Nick Fury for so long, I know what he sounds like and I know how he thinks and how he feels.”

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He added, “I know writers sit at home and write. If the writer is a fan of that kind of thing the superhero genre they know how to do it.”

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He also said, “I’ve had directors who have written comic books, so when they say, 'Say it the way I wrote it,” you can go, “Okay, so we’re doing comic book speak.” Then, I’ll have directors who’ll say, 'Say it like Nick Fury would say it,” or 'Say it like you as Nick Fury would say it.’”

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Furthermore he said, “All this means, 'Say it like Jules from Pulp Fiction or Ordell from Jackie Brown, or any of those smart-ass characters that you’ve played before. Help me.' And I can accept that too.”

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On why he re-writes, Jackson said, “But there are times, when I’m in the midst of doing or studying the lines for the next day or the scene that we’re doing, that I can tell, 'The writer knows what he wants to say, but he hadn’t said it, so let me help,' and I’ll write it.”

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He added, “And then, the next day when I go in, I’ll pull that person to the side and say, 'Look, I know you wrote this, but this is a better way to say that as Nick Fury,' and they’ll go, 'Oh my God. Well, you’re Nick Fury, so yeah.'”

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He also said, “I love Nick Fury. Of course. Come on. He’s a guy who has no superpowers, who’s in charge of people who have superpowers, and they let him be.”

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He added, “He’s a leader of men that are very different, in another kind of way. It’s very satisfying to be a part of a world that I admired for so long when I was a kid. I still buy comic books. I still go to comic book stores. I still read them.”

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