Jamie Foxx Talks “Django Unchained” on “The Tonight Show”

Posted Thursday December 20, 2012 10:55 AM GMT

Stepping for some media duties, Jamie Foxx showed up at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night (December 19) in Burbank, California.

The “Ray” actor was in the house to promote his forthcoming movie “Django Unchained,” about a freed slave who became a bounty hunter.

However, hearing all kinds of racial slurs and getting into the mindset of a slave proved to be quite the challenge for Foxx.

He told Leno, “As I looked at my Louie bag and my Range Rover keys I was like what do you mean?”

Jamie continued, “It was a deep movie what I had to learn though was the slavery part of it was tough. I've worked so hard to get where I am as black man - strong and handling my business in 2011/2012. That was tough for me to act like I can't read, or be subservient to someone or to hear the N-word over and over again which is what I asked for because that's the way they labeled them at that time.”

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