Washington was very up front about working with Foxx. She explained, “What you see with Jamie and me comes from a whole lot of crying, a whole lot of sharing, a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears.”
Foxx recalled his first impression of his beautiful co-star. “I remember exactly when I first saw her. She was driving up in a little green Prius. ‘Little Miss Do-Good. Keepin’ the community clean,’ and I’m thinking ‘Here comes somebody!’”
As for the difference in skin color and comedy, Foxx exclaimed, “But here’s the thing about being a black entertainer, you cannot be mediocre. White comedians can walk up to the microphone and go ‘Hey guys, where ya from?’ With black comedians, you have to shoot a short film, you have to play your own music, there’s dancing, there’s smoke and then you rise up out of the stage.”
“Django Unchained” opens in theaters nationwide Christmas day.