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DiCaprio Says Co-Stars Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson Encouraged Him to Use the “N” Word

Rappers may use the “N” word without hesitation, but actor Leonardo DiCaprio said using the “N” during the filming of DJangojamie foxx and samuel jacksonUnchained took some getting used to.

During an interview with ABC news, DiCaprio said,  ”I’ve gotta say, the first day on set was incredibly difficult for me… The language is hard for us as actors to say and some of the things that my character does are obviously atrocious. But, you know, they [Foxx and Jackson] both sat me down, we were all sitting around the table, and they said, ‘You know if you don’t take this character to the utter extreme, if you don’t speak the truth about the way we were treated at that time, then people will think that this is sugar coated. That you’re not telling the truth.”

It seems that the “N” word, used over 100 times in this movie, is just as much of a star in the film as Foxx, Tarrantino, and Jackson.

Not only did Samuel L. Jackson encourage DiCaprio to use the “N” word, he’s also been having a little fun of his own with the word.

When reporter  Jake Hamilton asked Jackson about Django Unchained‘s unending use of the “N” word, Jackson acted as though he didn’t know which “N” word the reporter was  referencing.

“No? Nobody? None?” Jackson pretended. ”The word would be…”

In the end, Hamilton refused to be goaded into using the word, and moved on to another question.

Watch the full interview with DiCaprio, Foxx, and Jackson interview here.

12 Responses to DiCaprio Says Co-Stars Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson Encouraged Him to Use the “N” Word

  1. Sara Reply

    March 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    It’s a movie. The characters are not real, they are actors. Obviously the word was necessary to bring authenticity to the film. Sadly, It’s part of history, and they were portraying history. No reason why it should be offensive, it’s not like anyone apart of the film was using it personally or to offend.

  2. marcus davis Reply

    January 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Jesus christ ,i had to do a double take Jamie Foxx and Sameul L Jackson were coaching dicaprio on how to say the N word on the set ,you can,t get no more dumber than that,i swear theres no hope for black folks sometimes.

  3. Carolyn M. Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I agree with Plain Talk. The thought of the n…word forming in my mouth brings about a strange sensation of h**t and disgust. It is an awful word and I am saddened that many of our African American celebrities allow it to roll off their tongues while not performing in a period piece such as Django. I believe that word used in Django gives authenticity to the movie and performance by the actors, however it is still an awful word to hear.

  4. Carolyn M. Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I agree with Plain Talk. The thought of the n…word forming in my mouth brings about a strange sensation. It is an awful word and I am saddened that many of our African American celebrities allow it to roll off their tongues while not performing in a period piece such as Django. I believe that word used in Django gives authenticity to the movie and performance by the actors, however it is still an awful word to hear.

  5. Carolyn M. Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I agree with Plain Talk. The thought of the n…word forming in my mouth brings about a strange sensation. It is an awful word and I am saddened that many of our African American celebrities allow it to roll off their tongues while not performing in a period piece such as Django. I believe that word used in Django gives authenticity to the performance by the actors, however it is still an awful word to hear.

  6. Carolyn M. Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I agree with Plain Talk. The thought of the n…word forming in my mouth brings about a strange sensation. It is an awful word and I am saddened that many of our African American celebrities allow it to roll off their tongues while not performing in a period piece such as Django. I bwlieve that word used in Django gives authenticity to the performance by the actors, however it is still an awfuk word to hear.

  7. Carolyn M. Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I agree with Plain Talk. The thought of the n…word forming in my mouth brings about a strange sensation. It is an awful word and I am saddened that many of our African American celebrities allow it to roll off their tongues while not performing in a period piece such as Django. I bwlieve that word used in Django gives authenticity to the performance by the actors, however it is still an awfuk word to hear.

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