Samuel L Jackson's hamburger hell in UK

2014-06-21 12:00

Los Angeles - Samuel L Jackson wanted to "scream" when he first came to England because he couldn't get a good hamburger.

The Snakes on a Plane star has admitted he dreaded travelling to London in the 80s because the state of British cuisine was so bad compared to what it is now.

Fortunately, the 64-year-old actor no longer has to go hungry in the UK capital after learning where to find a proper "American hamburger'.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: "The food has gotten so much better since the 80s. When I first started coming here I could scream! Now, if I want an American hamburger, I know where to find one. I don't have to go to a Wendy's."

The BAFTA winner is now looking forward to spending his summer in the capital shooting the new Warner Bros Tarzan remake alongside Margot Robbie, Chistoph Waltz and Alexander Skarsgard.

He said: "I'm sort of enjoying my time. That will be my summer: spent in my air-conditioned bug-free jungle in London."

Although Samuel's role in the picture is yet to be confirmed, it is thought he will star as Tarzan's rival, a Congolese warlord, or his ex-mercenary sidekick George in the film which is set for release in 2016.

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  • Vanetia Mentor - 2014-06-21 12:40

    Obnoxious muricans..... and their quest for world domination bleh!

  • Riaan Roux - 2014-06-21 12:40

    English food is still tasteless and rubish. Been there done that

  • Coenie Dippenaar - 2014-06-21 12:41

    He should've gone to France and order a Royal with cheese.

      Julian Edward Frost - 2014-06-21 20:39

      Nice one Coenie! I wonder who else got the reference.

  • sue.heymans - 2014-06-21 12:54

    Now i crave a burger for lunch today.....

  • ian.r.mcnee - 2014-06-21 13:09

    There you are then; America, the home of junk food the obesity and diabetes epidemics and major polluter of the atmosphere and the English language. How cool is that?

      Michael Lewis - 2014-06-21 15:57

      Um, have you heard how most of the English butcher the English language? They developed the language, yet none of them can speak it properly. And the Yanks aren't alone in the obesity and junk food stakes, the rest of the world isn't far behind, including South Africa.

  • Tinus Fourie - 2014-06-21 13:36

    American food is Crap! At least England have fish & chips and meat pies!

  • Heinrich Badenhorst - 2014-06-21 13:39

    I open news24, and THIS is what is considered "news". Pathetic

      Stuart Steedman - 2014-06-21 17:25

      If you'd take a look at the URL you're on, you might notice that you're in "Gossip", which means that as pointless as this story is, you can't really whine about that in here of all places. This isn't the place for Pulitzer-winning articles. You're the online equivalent of the person who buys a house near an airport and then complains that the planes are too loud.

  • Jay Moyo - 2014-06-21 13:50


  • sthembize.zulu - 2014-06-21 15:21

    American food is nothing to write home about...

  • Sally Brinsford - 2014-06-21 16:39

    first world problems hey?

  • deBeerMichael - 2014-06-21 16:46

    Snakes on a plane really! He has played in so many extraordinary movies and they refer to snakes on plane... Haha

  • Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-06-21 17:53

    Is this really news???

      Stuart Steedman - 2014-06-21 19:52

      No, hence you being in the "gossip" section of the site, not the "news" part.

  • Hans Keitel - 2014-06-22 06:22

    He did once say "Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast."

  • victor.zongo.7 - 2014-06-22 10:09

    No news here

  • joshua.goldsmith.92 - 2014-06-23 08:03

    "This is a tasty Burger!"

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