Magazine Covers: Jamie Foxx Talks Django Unchained And Flexes His Guns In Men’s Health!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Bangers, celeb

Jamie Foxx is posted up on the December issue of Men’s Health magazine and from the looks of his biceps, we’re wondering just how powerful Django Unchained is going to be.

Here are a few snippets from his interview in the mag:

Jamie on why playing a cowboy in Django Unchained was second nature to him…

“I watched Bonanza. I watched Hee Haw. I spun guns on my finger. Every kid, if you were in Texas, wanted to be a cowboy, whether you were black, white, Mexican, whatever.”

Jamie after delving into centuries of American racism for Django Unchained…

[A few onscreen fistfights were] “actually a breath of fresh air, to get all that tension out.”

Jamie on being one of the most adaptable entertainers in the business…

“You just have to live. As a comedian, you have to do it in different rooms. You can do it in the hood; I did it in the hood for a long time. And I took that same muscle and did it uptown, where the audience is Robert De Niro and Al Pacino and all those guys. You still remain the same person, and you get your stamp. It’s like a passport.”

Jamie on the one experience that gave him a certain authority on the set of Any Given Sunday…

“I got into the movie, and there’s Al Pacino, there’s Cameron Diaz, there’s James Woods, there’s all these incredible actors. But the one thing I had on my side: I played football. And I knew more about football than any of these guys. That’s what I relied on.”

Jamie on his evolving career…

“One thing I’ve learned: You have to rely on someone to tell you what is hot and what’s not as you get older. That’s what I do; I ask. When Kanye was telling me about ‘Slow Jamz,’ I was trying to sing it all happy, and he was like, ‘Don’t do that. This is hip-hop. Trust me, the simpler it is, the more effective it is.’ Music is changing. If you don’t change with it, you’ll be at the casino performing: ‘How y’all feel out there tonight?’ I’m still learning how to stay relevant and current–and at the same time not lose who I am, not be too young.”

Jamie on his willingness to unlearn to stay on top…

“Here’s what you’re going to unlearn now: Somehow you have to pull yourself away from media, not be so shiny in the next 10 years, because it hurts the art. When you go on talk shows, you have to be lighthearted, which helps and hurts. Now I’ve got to change the satellite a little bit. That’s the tricky part now. How do you navigate through the world you live in and still be an artist? Because that’s the only thing that’s going to survive.”

Jamie on doing pushups during down time at his cover shoot…

“It goes back to when you’re a kid looking in the mirror, and you want to be the guy in the magazine.”

Images via Men’s Health Magazine

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