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Jackson Derides Rap Crossover Trend
Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t think much of the trend that is turning rap singers into movie stars.
“To take people from the music world and give them the same kind of credibility and weight that you give me, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker รณ that’s like an aberration to me,” Jackson said.
He won’t even look at a script that gives a rapper a starring role.
“It’s not my job to lend credibility to so-and-so rapper who’s just coming into the business.”
Jackson has appeared with rappers in supporting roles in films such as the upcoming “XXX,” and he applauds Will Smith as a rapper who has won some credibility as an actor.
But overall, he dislikes the crossover trend, he told the Sacramento Bee recently.
“I know there’s some young actor sitting in New York or L.A. who’s spent half of his life learning how to act and sacrificing to learn his craft but isn’t going to get his opportunity … because of some actor who’s been created,” he said.