Veteran actor Samuel L Jackson says he was racially profiled by the police when he was filming “Pulp Fiction”.
The 67-year-old “The Hateful Eight” actor said he has to go ‘facedown in the middle of the road’ because of the colour of his skin, reported Digital Spy.
All of a sudden, five sheriff’s cars screeched up. The policemen surrounded us, guns pointed, lights in our face: ‘Get on the ground!’. There we were, lying facedown in the middle of Santa Monica Boulevard.I finally said to the cops, ‘Why are you doing this?’ One of them said, ‘Oh, we got a report of five black guys standing on the corner with guns and bats’,” Jackson said.
“I said, ‘So when you pulled up and didn’t see a bat – I mean, maybe we could’ve had a gun concealed on us, but you didn’t see anything that looked like a bat’. What-ever,” he added.
The actor said the incident made him realise that despite of being a Hollywood star, he still have to “walk softly”.