Jason Mitchell on the Major Lessons He Learned From Samuel L. Jackson

JASON MITCHELL as Mills in Warner Bros. Pictures', Legendary Pictures' and Tencent Pictures' action adventure "KONG: SKULL ISLAND," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  (Photo: Mario Perez/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Jason Mitchell on the Major Lessons He Learned From Samuel L. Jackson

They star together in "Kong: Skull Island."

Published March 7, 2017

Kong: Skull Island will hit theaters everywhere in just a few short days. We sat down with two of the film's stars, Toby Kebbel and Jason Mitchell, to talk about this next chapter in Kong's legacy. One of the biggest perks of starring in this blockbuster? The opportunity to work with Samuel L. Jackson.

Mitchell had much to say when it came to being an up-and-coming Black actor working with one of the biggest legends in Hollywood.

"I learned more life stuff from him than anything," Mitchell said. "He's the kind of guy who handles fame well, he handles the business well, he handles his colleague well, he's just the total package, you know what I mean? So to have somebody that can go from the out house to the White House, and relate to everything, you pick up so many good things from him."

Mitchell added that a life lesson he learned from Jackson was, "You have to stay you. Being you is going to take you the furthest. Definitely. Definitely be you. Everybody else is taken."

Watch the rest of the interview above and see Kong: Skull Island in theaters everywhere on March 10.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Mario Perez/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

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