‘Django Unchained’ Cast Talks Tough Topics in Quentin Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western/Blaxploitation Film

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained hits theaters tomorrow, on Christmas Day. VIBE sat down with our recent cover stars aka the cast of Django Unchained and talked to them about the tough topics in Tarantino’s film. “Everybody thinks it’s just a spaghetti western,” says Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a twisted house slave named Stephen, “but it’s actually a spaghetti western/blaxploitation film aka Hong Kong bullet ballet. All that stuff is in there.” Samuel L. Jackson
“I suggested it to Quentin,” says Jamie Foxx, who plays Django. “… that this could be the hip-hop version of Roots, where these young people will see this for the first time and see images of slavery for the first time.” Foxx adds that Rick Ross’ contribution to the soundtrack helps with the grind of the film. “The love story is the spine of the film,” claims Kerry Washington, who plays Django’s wife Broomhilda. “This is a movie about a man who is willing to go up against the worst evils of his time to rescue his woman.” Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington “You can’t change history, but you can change the narrative,” says Christoph Waltz about the film’s heavy subject. “There are people who claim that by changing the narrative you could actually change history, but that’s why fiction is important because fiction opens possibilities.” Christoph Waltz