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'Community's' Yvette Nicole Brown on playing Samuel L. Jackson filtered through Shirley
The big "Pulp Fiction" episode of "Community" airs this Thursday (March 24) on NBC. In the episode, Jeff (Joel McHale) throws Abed (Danny Pudi) a surprise "Pulp Fiction-themed" birthday party, but things don't go as planned.
When we caught up with star Yvette Nicole Brown at PaleyFest, she told us that putting on her costume was an eye-opening experience.
"My character is Samuel L. Jackson - with the mutton chops, and the suits, and the bad attitude," Brown tells Zap2it. "So, that's going to be a lot of fun. And I saw the picture of him as me and I swear it looked like my dad. I've never thought I looked like my dad in my life, but I looked in the mirror, that's my dad."
As if looking like her father wasn't striking enough, we asked her if she felt the essence of the tough-talking Jackson once she was in costume.
"I do. Samuel L. Jackson is the man. He's the man," she says. "And even though I'm a girl, I wanted to be the man. So, it's kind of Samuel filtered through Shirley's sweetness and properness."
We also spoke about this season's baby-daddy drama, Malcolm-Jamal Warner's return to the series, and her hopes for her character in Season 3.
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