In a recent interview with Vogue Arabia, Samuel L. Jackson dished on a lot of topics, including if the recent success of Black Panther will leave a lasting impact on the industry.
He told the magazine that he is unsure of what its impact will be, noting that it may take Hollywood longer because we have to perceive films as“different” instead of being in the same categories.
“I’m not positive that Black Panther is going to change the dynamic of black stories being told in Hollywood and being accepted all over the world. It’s an action-adventure story and a lot of people like those, and they’ll work all over the world forever because everybody loves a hero. But not everybody loves a drama about somebody’s life experience – that’s why awards have a separate category for foreign films; they are perceived as being different. Once we stop perceiving them as different and just see them as good films and they get recognized in the same category, we’ll be laying markers.”
You can read the interview in full at Vogue Arabia.
Black Panther is in theaters now.