Samuel L. Jackson has worked with almost everyone at this point in his career. He most recently added Tim Burton to that list with “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” an adaptation of the young-adult novel by Ransom Riggs. The actor’s unexpected takeaway from the experience is that the “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Ed Wood” director is “very Quentin [Tarantino]-like” in his approach to filmmaking.
“It’s incumbent on you to come in there as precise and as sure as you want to do as [he is],” Jackson eleborated during the “Miss Peregrine” premiere on Monday night. “But still he expects you to come and create something that’s as unique and visual as what he’s doing.” The actor has worked with Tarantino a number of times, earning his sole Academy Award nomination for his performance in “Pulp Fiction”; he’s also appeared in “Jackie Brown,” “Kill Bill,” “Inglorious Basterds,” “Django Unchained” and last year’s “The Hateful Eight.”
Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O’Dowd and Terence Stamp co-star in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” which comes out this Friday.