‘Glass’: Samuel L. Jackson on Trying to Figure Out an Active Way to Be Passive

     January 18, 2019

With Glass, the conclusion of the trilogy M. Night Shyamalan back in 2000 with Unbreakable and later Split, now playing in theaters, I got to sit down with Samuel L. Jackson to talk about the film in New York City. During the interview, Jackson talked about how much Shyamalan told him about the trilogy while they were making Unbreakable, when he found out they’d be making the sequel, how much he knew about the story, what was it like filming the hospital scene with Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson, and more.


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As most of you know, Glass pits the heroic David Dunn (Bruce Willis) against the villainous Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) with the enigmatic and devious Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) pulling the strings. The film also stars Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and Spencer Treat Clark.

Check out what Samuel L. Jackson had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.

Samuel L. Jackson:

  • How much did Night tell him about the trilogy when making Unbreakable?
  • How much did he know about the story?
  • What was it like filming the hospital scene with Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson?

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Here’s the official synopsis for Glass:

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone Pictures, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.


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