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Samuel L. Jackson Wants Marvel Fans to Know ‘Other Fucking People Make Movies’

Everyone thinks being a movie star is awesome because you can potentially make tens of millions of dollars playing dress-up and you only occasionally have to get a blowjob from Chloe Sevigny. Like hardly ever. But what they don’t tell you when you’re doing community theater and waiting tables at Denny’s is that when you’re a movie star, you have to do a press junket for every film you’re in.

If you’re not familiar with the concept, they take an actor, put him in a room and interviewers from all sorts of different outlets filter in and out to ask you the same insipid questions in 5-10 minute intervals. It’s where all those cute moments with the Marvel actors reading tweets that say “M’Baku could blow my M’Back out if he wanted to” come from.

In general, they’re terrible and full of questions like “Is Tom Hanks really as nice as everyone says he is?” as if we think Tom Hanks is secretly eating babies backstage or something. Sam Jackson did a press junket for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass this weekend, and judging from his general demeanor, IGN’s attempt to manufacture a moment by having him read questions from their comment section, which is clearly just as bad as ours, just larger. But the truth is, even after filtering out all of the “Well, what proof do you really have that the Earth is round?” questions, they did manage to manufacture a moment because Sam Jackson can only take so much of your crap.

Mr. Jackson is clearly exasperated by the questions after a minute, and you can tell that the terrible spelling and grammar in the comments is as hard on him as it is on my editor. But he seems especially annoyed with the comparisons to Marvel, which probably get old, because he lets loose with maybe the best thing Sam Jackson has ever said in a career built on saying awesome things:

You have to get past the Avengers and Marvel shit at some point, okay. Other fucking people make movies.

He’s saying what everyone with a Twitter account is thinking.

At the end of the video, IGN recommends watching WIll Ferrell and John C. Riley responding to IGN comments, which honestly can’t be any worse than watching Holmes and Watson.

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