Samuel L Jackson rips into presenter during the most awkward interview in history

2014-02-11 08:14
Los Angeles – This will probably go down as one of the most awkward interviews in history. In fact it is almost impossible to watch the entire YouTube video without cringing.

KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin committed the ultimate sin by misidentifying one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars.

While interviewing Samuel L Jackson about his role in the new RoboCop movie he asked him about his recent Super bowl advert. One tiny problem though Samuel L Jackson did not do a Super bowl advert but Laurence Fishburne did. How embarrassing!

Jackson took him  to task saying, "We don't all look alike. We may all be black and famous, but we don't all look alike." He then went on to give the presenter a short lesson of which stars feature in well-known commercials. Ouch!

Watch the cringeworthy interview here:


  • Sonja Hoile - 2014-02-11 08:50

    The story heading "rips into presenter" is incorrect. Mr. Jackson made a joke out of the entire thing, and handled it very well!

      Peter Blackbeard - 2014-02-11 08:55

      How is the chairperson of the pedantic society doing this morning?

      Anthony De Lucchi - 2014-02-11 11:13

      ...goes to show how different people see things,

  • Eddie Simes - 2014-02-11 09:22

    I nearly pissed myself laughing. What a legend!

  • Zolile Pokela - 2014-02-11 09:31

    Sensationalist journalism. Well handled by Mr Jackson

  • LouisBensch - 2014-02-11 09:36

    Samuel is one of the coolest and best actors ever, well handled Samuel.

  • Dudz Luthuli - 2014-02-11 09:55

    Reporters must just do their research man. Not cool :/

  • DolceLucy - 2014-02-11 10:09

    The most awkward interview in history? Have you guys ever watched interviews with Tom Cruise defending Scientology? Samuel L Jackson is brilliant and handled this beautifully. Stupid mistake by Sam Rubin- but still, he recovered quite well.

  • Tawizee - 2014-02-11 10:34

    You clearly haven't seen The AWB's André "Don't touch me in my studio" Visagie interview.

      DolceLucy - 2014-02-11 10:38

      You mean: 'don't touch me on my studio.' 'Don't touch me in my studio'would have been perfectly acceptable. Agreed though. Very awkward.

  • John James - 2014-02-11 12:31

    Samuel saved this guy and maybe savedhis job, by making fun of it. well played Jackson. it would have been worst and his guys would have taken him out for it. by your role in this they will think of it as humor

  • John James - 2014-02-11 12:33

    a legend

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  • Willie Brown - 2014-02-11 18:30

    This is a response to Beedefiance Camapign: First, it seems to me like your rant should be directed to your fellow South Africans. Second, Jackson took issue with the fact that the guy mistook him for Laurence Fishburne. Where did he say he didn't like white people? It's just that in this country from time to time we feel obliged to put white people in their place, I think that this what really set you off. And anyone with a simpleton's grasp of American history will tell you you're dead wrong about the whole "white man's country.." nonsense. It's a somewhat strange phoenomenon but it seems to popping up all over the internet: white South Africans with a severe case of Obama derangement syndrome, for christ's sakes the man has nothing to do with you; he's the President of the United States, not South Africa. Throat slit, robbed, shouldn't you take these things up with Mr. Zuma and the ANC?

      TX - 2014-02-11 23:41

      Well said Mr Brown

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