Date: 27th November 2000

Sam Jackson's Childhood Pain Helped Career

Actor SAMUEL L. JACKSON shines in his new film UNBREAKABLE - because his childhood troubles helped him play the character.

The PULP FICTION star plays a man who rarely ventures into the outside world because he's ridiculed for his fragile bones - and Jackson drew on his own experiences a stuttering child. He explains, "I understand his sense of ridicule as a child being called MR. GLASS - because I stuttered when I was a kid. Kids would call me things like `Duh, duh, duh,' `Machine gun' and all that other stuff. "So I stayed in the house too, or I would go outside and beat people up! "I understood how you could isolate yourself and get a different kind of feeling about society because those things happened to you."


Source: WENN