Samuel L. Jackson considered auditioning for Star Wars VII

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Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, this Western drama is set in the Deep South and follows Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave who treks across America with Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German dentist turned bounty hunter. Together, they try to retrieve Django's wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from the charming but sadistic Francophile plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his band of ruthless slavers.
November 14th, 2013

Samuel L. Jackson considered auditioning for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

The 64-year-old actor - who played the role of Mace Windu in a number of other 'Star Wars' movies - admits he almost considered turning up to the auditions, which are currently being held throughout the UK and US, to try out a role.

Speaking on 'The Late Show with David Letterman last night (13.11.13), he said: ''I heard on television that they were auditioning people for 'Star Wars' and I said, 'well maybe we should just go to the auditions and see if we can get a job!'''

The 'Django Unchained' star claims neither him or his former co-stars Mark Hamill and Ewan McGregor have been approached by director JJ. Abrams for a part in the next installment.

He explained: ''I pretty much hinted to JJ that I wanted to be in the film at George Lewis' wedding and he was kind of like 'mm' [nodding], that was about the most I got out of him.

''So maybe all three of us could just get together and go over to the star wars set one day and just kind of stand around and see if maybe they could use some old Jedi.''