Samuel Jackson & Naomi Watts

*Last week, EUR’s The Film Strip featured Kerry Washington from “Mother and Child,” the drama that’s now in theaters. This week, co-star Naomi Watts has her say.

It’s a known fact that Samuel L. Jackson’s films have pulled in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office but he has rarely had a romantic affair on screen, not to mention a torrid interracial love-scene.

Even Watts knew that when she took the role to star opposite Jackson; and she did kiss and tell.

“I can’t remember Samuel Jackson in a love scene and when (director) Rodrigo [Garcia] told me that it was going to be with Samuel, I was like, ‘Oh, wow, that an interesting idea,” Watts said. “When I met him I found him to be the most gentle, considered, intelligent and sophisticated man. Just because he plays means, tough guys doesn’t mean he’s a street urchin. He’s incredibly intelligent and just a really highly distinguished gentleman.”

Watts isn’t through with the props for Jackson. There’s also this:

“I loved working with him. I mean, I was really scared ’cause one of the sex scenes was the first day of the shoot so there was no massive rehearsal or time to bond or anything. So we basically sort of shook each other’s hands and went straight to work and so that’s daunting, but he could not have been sweeter. I really enjoyed working with Samuel. I’d love to work with him again.”

For some reason the phrase “once you black, you never go back” comes to mind, but then we’re reminded that they were only acting.

Watch the trailer for ‘Mother and Child’:

Synopsis for ‘Mother and Child’: Three women’s lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen (Annette Bening) had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) grew up as an adopted child; she’s a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy (Kerry Washington) is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.