Actor / EntertainerI’m Jamie Foxx, my new movie SLEEPLESS his theaters January 13th! Ask Me Anything!
Jan 4th 2017 by IAmJamieFoxx • 28 Questions • 2251 Points
I’m Jamie Foxx, my new movie SLEEPLESS his theaters January 13th! Ask Me Anything!
Hey, Jamie Foxx here…excited for my first ever AMA to chat about my new action-thriller, SLEEPLESS, which hits theaters January 13. Excited for you all to see it. Now go ahead, ask me anything.
SLEEPLESS - trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA7JW9Zj2-g
More proof! https://i.redd.it/y72atk1u7l7y.jpg
Happy New Year! 2017! I hope ya'll had much success this year, much love, much sex, much money, much blessings! I'm out, it was great, thank you for your questions. Make sure you check out the movie Sleepless, there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears in that. Peace!
Just how important was In Living Color to black comedy in the 90s? Did you realize how influential it was when it was on the air?
It blew my mind. It was very, very important because that was the first time you actually got a chance to see a black perspective of comedy and Keenen Ivory Wayans was a genius and he allowed it to become a miniature.
What is a hobby that not many people know you have (but soon will, after you reveal it via Reddit)?
Table tennis. Some people call it ping pong. Mere mortals call it ping pong. I call it table tennis. I'm wicked.
Hi Jamie, now that you can't be Serena's tennis ball, would you consider doing another ballad at her and /u/kn0thing's wedding?
I will definitely be at the wedding if asked. If I can't be the tennis ball I will be the tennis bag.
Maggotboy, I am trying with all of my might to make that happen! That will be something miraculous! Let's get a campaign going. I want to do Spawn. Maggotboy, I'm there for you. Anything you need, let's go.
Hi! Big fan of your acting and music. My question to you, is David Blaine a real wizard?
He's a warlock! He's so good, he makes black people pray.
Which of your roles required the most preparation, which required the least, which was the most fun, and which was the most grueling?
Most preparation was for Ray Charles because I had to be 156lbs, so my head was extremely huge.
Have you given control of Doug Williams conscious back to him?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I ran into Doug recently. It was all good, man. Just a moment of comedic history that will never be forgotten.
How was it like on the set of Django Unchained? It was one of my most favorite movies :D <3 you so much!
That was an incredible film to be in. Quentin Tarantino, who is just a genius when it comes to cinema and to do something that was groundbreaking like Django. Talk about badass.
You know what's interesting? If you listen to the song, they never called her a gold-digger because the song is originated from the idea that the girl never went out with anybody that was regular because she was always in the space where fly niggas would hit on. Because she had her own shit. So, she's not a gold-digger, she's just a fly ass chick.
VILlAINS! Villains got all the girls! Heroes try to be all NICE and the same as everybody. Villains hit the clubs with the models!
What's your favorite movie and how's working with Tarantino? Big fan.
Any Given Sunday.
Oliver Stone, football, and a lot of cheerleaders.
I've seen (heard, really) you talk about your grandmother many times, and even honor her in your Oscar acceptance speech. You talk about how she taught you about having tools in your toolchest/belt to apply to life. What are some of the tools you've acquired throughout your life that you feel have helped you the most? Are there some that you have gained in the last decade or so that you didn't know you'd be using?
I always thought it was lovely how you talked about her and what a beautiful relationship you had/have with her. Very loving and respectful. Thanks for always sharing her when you relay stories about your life. It's always important to note the people that have helped us along the way.
One of the main tools is alleviating the idea that you can't do something. You constantly have to realize that the where we live in, a place like America, we always have opportunity. You never give up. That is one of the biggest tools that I use every day.
Of course, growing up my grandmother taught me classical piano. I use that in my music. Her allowing me to do stand up comedy when I was in the 3rd grade, 4th grade, for the teachers meeting. It's crazy, when my friends see me, they like you used to be in the lunchroom everyday, now you get paid!
Which actor was the most fun person you worked with? And why?
Of course, my favorite actress is Kerry Washington. And my favorite actor to work with is Jeremy Piven.
I had a Gameboy, that was my first computer but I had a knockoff version. My mom grabbed me some shit from the goddam grocery store. It was big as fuck.
What's up Jamie Foxx? When's the next album coming bro?
I'm working on some music right now. Probably going to drop something towards the end of the year.
Favorite part of my job is actually the freedom to express art, whether it's jokes, singing or male exotic dancing.
Red Velvet Cake is my favorite desert!
Hi Jamie, What was the hardest stunt/thing you had to do on set?
In Amazing Spiderman, when they lock me into the machine I was in, you can't get out. The only way to get out is, it's a 30 minute process to get out.
Would you do a Star Wars movie? Or even a marvel comic book movie?
Ummm… Yes, I would love to.
Hi Jamie! Thanks for doing this ama!
What was it like working with Christoph Waltz? Are you guys still in touch?
Christoph Waltz is an amazing! He's an actor technician and we see each other when we see each other.
Well, /u/titmousecunt. The extra x is a tip of the hat to a legendary comedian named Redd Foxx.
Cavaliers! Lebron James all day!
Hi Jamie. I'd like to ask what is your favorite album of recent years?
Drake, the last three albums.
Do you ever have regrets regarding your fame? While not a child star, you must have felt a bit of a squeeze in your youth. Would you say you'd be happy with a few more years of being a regular dude, or has the spotlight always been your ambition?
Never look at the spotlight, just look at the work. I was always about who can I make laugh, which song can I make people dance to, how can I move somebody? When you look at the fame, that's your first step cause fame will fuck you up.
Yes, indeed. Booty Call 2 is coming, it's gonna be called Booty Called. It's where me and Tommy Davidson are now older and we gotta teach our little nephews about life, dating and all that. Gonna need a booty call. Fuck is that old man? Yes, Booty Called.
Hey Jamie big fan. Is it true you were the class "treat" if they behaved?
What was your favourite routine?
My favorite routine at the time, since it was 1976, I was in the 5th grade, was doing an impersonation of Jimmy Carter singing You Light Up My Life. So many nights, me and my brother Billy would sit by the window waiting on somebody to bring some peanuts and beer.