Paloma Faith offended Samuel L. Jackson with directing faux pas

British singer Paloma Faith offended Samuel L. Jackson by directing him on how to say his lines for a song on her new album.
The Picking Up the Pieces musician, 36, met the Pulp Fiction star while working for his men’s cancer charity One For The Boys and convinced him to perform a monologue for Evolution, the opening track from her new record The Architect.
However, Paloma says that she managed to offend the Hollywood star by trying to advise him on how he should say his lines.
She tells the BBC, “He came in and I thought, ‘OK, he’s an actor’. So I started giving him direction and eventually he said, ‘Maybe you’ve got the wrong guy’. And I was like, ‘No, I haven’t!’ Later, his manager said to me, ‘No-one directs him, that’s why he was a bit shocked.’ Trust me to go and try to direct Samuel L Jackson!”
In the inspiring monologue Samuel says, “Be the beauty, the memory, the past, the past, the present and the future, be infinite. Do something, say something, believe in something. But most of all, know you can change things. Yes, you. What are you waiting for. Do not be fearful of evolution. The time is now.”
Samuel’s contribution kicks off an album heavily influenced by her political hopes and fears, and the title track was inspired by a talk given by Tim Smit, the founder of the Eden Project, an ecological visitor attraction in Cornwall, England.
“I’d been to perform at the Eden Project and they gave me a tour,” she explains. “The guy who initiated it was talking me through how the ecosystem works, and he gave the example of bananas: how we all buy this one type of banana, but there are hundreds of types of bananas and we have set the world’s ecosystem off kilter by growing one over the others.”
Tim told her that if human activity were to cease plant and animal life would flourish, and so the new mum was inspired to write her song The Architect from the perspective of mother nature.
She explains, “It says, ‘If you stop hurting me, then I’ll have some time to heal.’ I just felt that it was important to write.”

by WENN

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