Quentin Tarantino to Jamie Foxx During ‘Django Unchained,’ “I knew I was going to have this problem” – full in bloom Flashback

full in bloom: Good vibes to Jamie Foxx. Here’s an excerpt from an interview Jamie did with Howard Stern in 2012, where he talks about working with Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained.

Jamie Foxx:

I was just getting to learn Quentin Tarantino. So, he was, again, a tyrant. He was like, “Do not fuck my film up.”

Howard Stern: Tyrant in the sense that he insists every word be just the way he wrote it.

But that’s what you want. You want a director who, even if you’re going off a cliff, you know that you’re going off the fucking cliff.

Don’t you want the freedom to ad lib?

Nah, not with him. The first day of rehearsal, I’m reading my lines like, (all smooth & shit), and he said: “Cut. Can I talk to you for a second? Close the door. Ummmm, what the fuck was that?” I said, “What do you mean?”

“I knew I was going to have this problem,” he said. “Listen. All of this shit, you have to be a fucking slave. Ok, he’s a slave. He’s not cool. He’s a fucking slave. He doesn’t know how to fucking read. You come in with your fucking Louis (Vuitton) bag and your fucking Range Rover, and you’re fucking just, ‘I’m so fucking…,’ You’re not Jim Brown. He’s a fucking slave, and then…and then, he becomes the hero. But lose that shit.” Door swings open, he walks out.

Would you work with Quentin Tarantino again?

A thousand times.