Samuel L. Jackson appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night to promote The Legend of Tarzan, where he plays a former soldier turned humanitarian.
In a segment called "Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars," Colbert and Jackson lay side-by-side on a picnic blanket under the stars, volleying deep questions at each other. "If you were stranded on a desert island, which famous person would you most want to have with you?" Jackson asked. Colbert replied, "Whichever celebrity is most shaped like a boat."
Jackson humorously touched on being in 165 movies when Colbert asked him which part he'd most want to be remembered for. Jackson said his 'Star Wars' Jedi master character, Mace Windu, but also nodded to Snakes on a Plane. When Colbert asked whether man was burdened with original sin like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jackson replied, "I've had it with the fucking snake in the fucking garden!"
In his two-and-a-half star review of the film, Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers says that The Legend of Tarzan is "bursting with big ideas: animal v human, exploration v exploitation, primitivism v civilization. It's a heavy thematic load for a single movie to handle — especially this one, which nearly collapses from its burden."