Samuel L. Jackson's Unicorn Store tinsel look inspired by Beyonce
The actress/director had previously auditioned for Unicorn Store before she shot to fame with Room.
Samuel L. Jackson decided to add a little tinsel to his character's hair in Brie Larson's directorial debut after stealing the idea from Beyonce.
The Room Oscar winner produces, directs, and stars in the quirky comedy Unicorn Store, about an aspiring artist who is invited to an odd place called the Store, where she is given the opportunity to own a unicorn.
The actress-turned-filmmaker snagged Jackson as a castmember after working together on Kong: Skull Island, and although few details are known about the Pulp Fiction icon's role as The Salesman, Brie reveals the Hollywood tough guy jazzed up his character's look with a little unlikely inspiration from Beyonce.
"Sam was incredible...!" she gushed to Variety.com about working with the veteran star. "There's a reason he's one of the greatest and most successful actors of our time; he's incredibly hardworking and creative and collaborative. He designed this character, everything down to the tinsel in his hair.
"I think he went to a Beyonce concert and she had tinsel in her hair and he came back and said, 'I need that.' It's incredible."
The project brought Brie's career full circle as she had previously auditioned for a role in the film when it was initially set to be made a few years ago. She didn't the gig, but the movie plans fell apart, and when producers wanted to give Unicorn Store another shot in 2015, they turned to Brie to help take it to the big screen.
"The film didn't get made and it's kind of my way that if it doesn't work out the traditional way, I'll go about it the most non-traditional way," she shared. "So around when Room was coming out, I got the call asking if I was interested in coming on as a director. It really excited me because the script resonated with me."
Unicorn Store, written by Samantha McIntyre and co-starring Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford, is set to premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival next month (Sep17).
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