“Oh, Lord! What are we doing?!”: Samuel L. Jackson’s Toughest Scene To Shoot Was Surprisingly Not in a Quentin Tarantino Film

“Oh, Lord! What are we doing?!”: Samuel L. Jackson’s Toughest Scene To Shoot Was Surprisingly Not in a Quentin Tarantino Film
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Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most hardworking actors in Hollywood. The man has been dominating the pop culture discourse of the 21st century through many of his memorable and iconic roles in various films. He has starred in many iconic and acclaimed films and is most widely known for playing Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He has starred in a wide range of films with diverse genres and giving compelling performances, especially in projects such as Pulp Fiction, Unbreakable, Django Unchained, Changing Lanes, and The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

Throughout his huge filmography, Jackson is no stranger to challenging scenes and hard days at work. Surprisingly, his toughest scene to shoot was not in any of the big-budget films he’s been in. He singles out one of his most underrated works and one particular scene from that film as his toughest scene to pull off in his entire career.

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Samuel L. Jackson’s Toughest Scene Was in The Long Kiss Goodnight

Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight
Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight

Samuel L. Jackson starred in the underrated action thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight in 1996 alongside Geena Davis. The film had a particular scene where Jackson and Davis had to escape danger by jumping off a window into icy ground. Jackson found the scene to be the toughest scene he ever had to do in his career. He told the Jennifer Hudson Show,

“It was -37 degrees that day,” Jackson recalled. “They cut a hole in the ice and they put a hot tub in it to make sure we didn’t float away because there was a current in the lake. They had to break the ice because it would freeze over between shots, and we would get in. They told us to count to five, and we would come up. Then we’d crawl across the ice, and they’d put us in a hot tub while they looked at the replay.

We did it five times. I have never felt anything like that in my life. You know that headache you get when you drink milk too fast?” he asked, trying to relay the feeling to something relatable. “Multiply that by 20. Oh, Lord! My brain was like, ‘What are we doing?!'”

Jackson admits that the scene was the craziest thing he had ever done in a film. There was an imminent danger of getting hurt or even getting killed while performing such a demanding stunt. It is no wonder that he puts it high on his list of the most dangerous things he had to do as an actor.

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Samuel L. Jackson is Open to Doing A Sequel to The Long Kiss Goodnight

A still from the Long Kiss Goodnight
A still from The Long Kiss Goodnight

Samuel L. Jackson recently talked about his long career in Hollywood and some of his most memorable roles. He also talked about some of his overlooked films in the 90s especially 1996’s The Long Kiss Goodnight. While expressing his love for the film, he also left the door open to a potential follow-up to the film. He told Vulture,

“Long Kiss is an awesome movie. And I still love Mitch Hennessy. I’d do a Mitch Hennessy movie in a minute. Maybe the daughter grows up and she wants to know more about her mom and she takes on the whole mantle of who Charly Baltimore was. Come find Mitch. Come find Mitch Hennessy!”

Jackson recently appeared in the MCU series Secret Invasion. He is set to reprise his role as Nick Fury in The Marvels. He also has the dark comedy The Kill Room scheduled to release in theaters on 28 September 2023. He is also among the ensemble star cast of Matthew Vaughn’s spy film Argylle which will be released in theatres on February 2, 2024.

Also read: “People just started worrying about that?”: Samuel L. Jackson Had Already Predicted the One Threat to All Actors That Movie Stars are Finally Realizing Now

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Sources: Jennifer Hudson Show, Vulture

 

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.