Samuel L. Jackson Talks About Bernie Mac

October 29th, 2008 // 1 Comment

Samuel L. Jackson spoke to CNN about his deceased Soul Men co-star and friend Bernie Mac at the film’s premiere last night.

Mac, 50, passed away in August before seeing the completed film. The two play competing soul singers in the flick.

“Bernie and I were pals. We’ve known each other for a long time and we
had a great relationship and … we’ve been trying to find something to
do together for a while,” he said. “Getting this project and making it
happen and understanding who these [characters] were on the inside of
it was pretty easy for us, because we’re both guys of a certain age who
understand the creaks and aches,” Jackson said.

Jackson describes the film as a “perfect way to say goodbye to somebody that we all know and love,” he said.

The film brought a slew of people out of the house to the red carpet. Star Jones dressed half her age and Ice-T’s wife Coco was actually…well, dressed. John Legend is rocking that wear-a-neck-tie-over-a-t-shirt-thing that no one understands. Everyone just wants to know where your shirt was left.

Featured in the gallery: Samuel L. Jackson, Star Jones, Darius Hayes, Michael Jai White,  Malik Yoba, John Legend, Sharon Leal, Ice-T and Coco.

Click any photo to view all 15+ photos from the Soul Men premiere in the gallery!


Samuel L. Jackson spoke to CNN about his deceased Soul Men co-star and friend Bernie Mac at the film’s premiere last night.Mac, 50, passed away in August before seeing the completed film. The two play competing soul singers in the flick.”Bernie and I were pals. We’ve known each other for a long time and we
had a great relationship and … we’ve been trying to find something to
do together for a while,” he said. “Getting this project and making it
happen and understanding who these [characters] were on the inside of
it was pretty easy for us, because we’re both guys of a certain age who
understand the creaks and aches,” Jackson said. Jackson describes the film as a “perfect way to say goodbye to somebody that we all know and love,” he said.The film brought a slew of people out of the house to the red carpet. Star Jones dressed half her age and Ice-T’s wife Coco was actually…well, dressed. John Legend
is rocking that wear-a-neck-tie-over-a-t-shirt-thing that no one
understands. Everyone just wants to know where your shirt was left.Featured in the gallery: Samuel L. Jackson, Star Jones, Darius Hayes, Michael Jai White,  Malik Yoba, John Legend, Sharon Leal, Ice-T and Coco.Click any photo to view all 15+ photos from the Soul Men premiere in the gallery!

By J. Harvey
  1. milky

    her superhero name would be ‘lactatia’

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