During a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! actor Jamie Foxx talk about the emotional toll filming Quentin Tarantino’s slavery-themed western Django Unchained took on him. “This movie is really going land heavy. It’s the first Western that acknowledges slavery,” Foxx told Kimmel. The Huffington Post has more.
Despite a rollicking trailer, don’t expect “Django Unchained” to be nothing but a good time. As star Jamie Foxx told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, the film — about a freed slave seeking revenge on the man who kidnapped his wife — doesn’t take its subject matter lightly.
“This movie is really going land heavy. It’s the first Western that acknowledges slavery,” Foxx told Kimmel. “In dealing with the slavery aspect of it, for Black Americans — for our education on what it is — it’s really going to land sincere.”
The actor recalled one particularly difficult scenes in “Django Unchained,” when his onscreen wife (played by Kerry Washington) is whipped in front of Foxx’s Django.
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