Samuel L. Jackson Says Trump's 2016 Win Almost Broke Him & Brie Larson

John Simmons | June 21, 2023
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Except for a select few examples, the average Hollywood personality possesses a frail mind and even frailer emotional state. Samuel L. Jackson reminds us once again of that reality.

The “Pulp Fiction” star has appeared in numerous Marvel movies as Nick Fury, and in 2019 he was on set for “Captain Marvel” playing the same role. Brie Larson played the protagonist of the movie, and he described how their relationship had been formed before they got on set for the Marvel Film.

“We had done 'Kong' together (in 2016), which was not the most wonderful experience for either of us. We became great friends during that particular experience because we were having such a hard time,” Jackson said in an interview with “Rolling Stone.” 

Jackson then detailed that not only was the less-than-ideal acting experience a driving force in creating their bond, but their mutual hatred of Donald Trump’s election the same year “Unicorn Store” was shot also strengthened the relationship (Larson starred in this film as well).

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“Then, we bonded through the election while we were doing her movie when Donald Trump won,” Jackson said. “She was broken and I was like, ‘Don’t let ‘em break you. You have to be strong now.’”

If Larson was nearly “broken” by a president she didn’t support getting elected, it’s safe to say that she has some maturing to do. 

But Larson wasn’t the only one who was apparently in shambles after Trump won the 2016 election. Jackson said he himself was deeply disturbed by the results, claiming Trump was the human embodiment of a political system that oppresses people.

"When I see Trump, I see the same rednecks I saw when I was growing up who called me 'n-----' and tried to keep me in my place,” Jackson said. “That’s what the Republican Party is to me. They’re doing it to young people, gay people. They don’t care who you are. If you’re not them, you’re the enemy.”

Jackson and Larson's reactions fit the mold of what we’ve seen from countless celebrities who are upset by the results of any major political occurrence not going their way. They make it seem that any time something pro-conservative happens, it threatens to break their entire being.

These two would likely benefit from some emotional maturity classes to help them manage their existence in the real world.

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