Samuel L. Jackson gave one unfortunate reporter the public berating of a lifetime when the man made the unfortunate mistake of confusing him with ‘The Matrix’ star Laurence Fishburne. Lucky for us, the whole thing was hilarious.
What’s the number one thing you should never, ever do to a celebrity? Mistake them for another celebrity! Especially when you’re a professional entertainment reporter, and the celeb in question is the famously candid Samuel L. Jackson. KTLA reporter Sam Rubin learned this the hard way on Feb. 10, when Sam scolded him (on live TV) for not being able to tell the difference between the Avengers star and Laurence Fishburne.
Samuel L. Jackson Yells At Reporter: ‘I’m Not Laurence Fishburne’
Samuel L. Jackson is tired of these mother f–king reporters confusing him with other motherf–king actors, especially The Matrix and Hannibal star Laurence Fishburne. So when KTLA’s Rubin asked about Samuel’s Super Bowl commercial — which was actually Fishburne’s Super Bowl commercial — he was not afraid to take the man to task. On live TV.
“You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter,” Samuel said to the clearly embarrassed Rubin. “I’m not Laurence Fishburne! We don’t all look alike. We may be all black and famous, but we all don’t look alike. You’re busted.”
Rubin tried to drop it and change the conversation over to Jackson’s new film Robocop, but the amped up actor was clearly not ready to let things go.
“You’re the entertainment reporter for this station and you don’t know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne? That must be a very short line for your job outside there,” he said. “I’m the other guy. There’s more than one black guy doing a commercial. I’m the ‘What’s in your wallet?’ black guy. He’s the car black guy. Morgan Freeman is the other, credit card black guy. You only hear his voice, though, so you probably won’t confuse him with Laurence Fishburne.”
Hilarious. Check out the video, HollywoodLifers, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy