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This Christmas, the beautiful Kerry Washington and the ever mind blowing Leonardo Di Caprio and Jamie Foxx will hit the big screen in the Tarantino flick, ‘Django Unchained’.
Well, as to ensure the movie’s profits are just as exciting as its trailer, the leading trio cover ‘Vibe’ magazine in support of an interesting spread on the flick.
Our favorite quotes below:
“This is not a doc. This is a Quentin Tarantino film. But I remember there was this one moment in the script where Jamie’s character was put in an awful crazy medieval metal mask. I said, ‘‘That’s some sick thing Quentin thought up.” And when I went to the production office to meet about my wardrobe, I saw into the research office.
Twenty photos of real masks like that. It made me sad. I realized as much as my degrees and everything I’ve read on slave narratives [should have informed me], I didn’t even know that they wore masks like that, that people did that to us. It took a Tarantino movie for me to know that that’s not some crazy thing out of his imagination. That’s how it went down.”
“Playing a bad guy opens you up to not having as many rules or restraints. I think actors have gravitated to that because it frees you up in a way. It takes you to the darkest place of where you are as a person and lets you indulge in that and give in to that and be as horrible as you possibly can without the conflicting side of what’s good and what’s right.
This is the first legit bad guy I’ve ever had to play, and it is a fucking horrible [character]; the worst display of humanity I’ve ever read in my entire life. Not even just because of who he was and the racism, but because he is just the most self-indulgent bastard I’ve ever read.”
“There was a rape scene. Obviously that’s a dynamic moment. Like, I told Tarantino, black people watch a movie different that white folks. When you watch Inglourious Basterds, Jewish people have a more quiet response. [Whispers] ‘‘I can’t believe they did that.” When black people don’t like something it’s like: [louder] ‘‘Ay dawg, why Olivia Pope went down like that.
That shit is fucked up.” What I wanted to say and what we all knew was art is one thing and art is an acquired taste.”
“The way [Django] protected her, I get it. The way Quentin shot the scene still gives you the dynamic of what happened without the graphicness of us, me–Jamie Foxx, Eric Bishop–seeing Kerry Washington. Because there are certain things that we watch as black people that if we don’t agree with it, we not only turn off the movie but we turn off that person. When we feel like the character was compromised by the white establishment”.
“It was really weird. We all had to shift to our next characters much more quickly than we thought we would because this movie was a never-ending process.
I felt like when I went back to play Olivia Pope, I didn’t know how to walk in heels any more because I’ve been running barefoot in the woods for six months. I didn’t know how to stand like her. I didn’t know what it was like to wear pants anymore. It was really interesting. It was like having to go two centuries in two days and what those two centuries meant as a black woman. To be from somebody who wasn’t even considered a human being in our constitution to arguably one of the most powerful women in the country because she put the president where he is. It fucked with my head a little bit.”
‘Unchained’ hits theaters December 25th.