‘Django Unchained’ Cast Visits ‘106 & Park,’ Talks About Slavery

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Actors Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington, along with director Quentin Tarantino made an appearance on BET’s ‘106 & Park’ on Friday in New York City to discuss the anticipated movie ‘Django Unchained.’

The three actors discussed the importance of the movie, its history and their challenges during its filming in Louisiana.

Director Quentin Tarantino talked about the filming process:

“We shot it on a real plantation, in the slave area quarters called shack row. You could feel the blood on the ground, the flesh on the trees. You felt the spirits kind of watching over the whole thing. Those scenes lay out the brutality of America at that time during slavery. No matter what we were doing, far, far worse happened in real life.”

Actress Kerry Washington, who plays the wife of a slave that is kidnapped also shared her experience of filming the movie. “We struggled. Jamie and I would be up at four in the morning texting each other like “I can’t sleep,” thinking about the scene we had to do the next day, the next week or the next month,” says Kerry Washington.

The cast also shared the surprising fact about how many residents of Louisiana didn’t know about the plantations and the history of slavery there.

“A lot of people didn’t even know that we had plantations,” Foxx said. “With movies about slavery, it’s not a lot that comes through so I hope that people go and check this film out and grab some history about what slavery was about,” Foxx said.

Pictured: (L-R) Bow Wow, Quentin Tarantino, Miss Mykie, Samuel L Jackson, Paijion, Kerry Washington, Shorty Da Prince and Jamie Foxx visit BET’s ‘106 & Park’ at 106 & Park Studio on December 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)