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Friday 11 July 2014

Samuel L. Jackson enjoyed phone ban

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson was happy that electronics were banned from the Django Unchained set as it meant no one "ran away" and started texting.

The Quentin Tarantino-directed release is about a slave-turned-bounty hunter who is determined to rescue his wife from a plantation owner. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz and Samuel, among others.

The group bonded well, which Samuel says was in part due to the technology ban.

"Unusually this time there was no electronics allowed on set, so we talked to each other on set even more when they said 'Cut!'. There was no iPads, no iPhones, no Blackberrys, no one could run away and start texting, there was none of that. So we got to know each a lot better, we enjoyed each other even more [laughs]. It was fun," he told flicksandbits.com.

The actor has teamed up with Quentin on several other releases, including 1994's Pulp Fiction and 1997 release Jackie Brown. The two men have a close bond and Samuel hopes their working relationship will continue.

"It's always a joy to be on Quentin Tarantino's set. I trust him and he trusts me. Quentin, he's fun. We play music, we dance, we sing," he laughed.

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