Sunday 19 November 2017

Samuel L. Jackson: 'I love going across the Ha'penny Bridge and to the Woollen Mills'

Samuel L Jackson attends the European premiere of
Samuel L Jackson attends the European premiere of "Kong: Skull Island" at the Cineworld Empire Leicester Square on February 28, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Samuel L Jackson in Kong: Skull Island
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson attend the European premiere of "Kong: Skull Island" at the Cineworld Empire Leicester Square on February 28, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Samuel L. Jackson's love for Ireland is no secret.

The legendary actor told Independent.ie that he has been coming to Ireland for decades, and that he loves taking a trip to one of Dublin's most famous spots.

When asked what it is that makes him keep coming back to our fair isle, Jackson said: "It's beautiful. I like the spirit of the people."

"I used to go to the Dublin Theatre Festival when I was a young actor in New York. It seemed like I was always in a play that they wanted to have at the festival so I had the chance to do that too.

Samuel L Jackson in Kong: Skull Island
Samuel L Jackson in Kong: Skull Island

"I love going across the Ha'penny Bridge to the Woolen Mills and get some good sweaters over there!"

The Oscar nominated actor is set to take on the role of Colonel Preston Packard in Kong: Skull Island, alongside Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly.

Filming for the movie took place across Hawaii, the Gold Coast and Vietnam, which Jackson (68) said "was pretty excellent."

"We started sometime in October (2015), so I pretty much missed winter in the US, which was great. It was nice and hot in Hawaii and Australia, beautiful and hot in Vietnam."

"It's great to be able to go to those places and be able to see typography and experience and the climates."

Kong: Skull Island is released in Irish cinemas on Thursday 9 March.

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