MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson seems to be a fan of the durian fruit as he was obviously excited about it when he talked to ABS-CBN News during the premiere night of “The Avengers.”
In an interview with ABS-CBN North America Correspondent Yong Chavez, Jackson jokingly asked for durian once he found out that the interview was for a Filipino audience.
“Where are you from, Cebu? Davao? Got any durian on you?” he said in jest.
Durian is a native fruit from Davao province which many people either like or hate due to its smell and taste.
"Done w/ ScarJo, Jeremy Renner, Sam Jackson, Cobie, Mark R interviews! Chris Evans & Hemsworth next. Sam asked if I brought durian for him :)," Chavez said in a tweet over the weekend.
She also tweeted that Renner "smiled and talked about the Philippines as soon as I was intro'd. He had a great time there shooting Bourne. "
Renner was in Manila for several weeks last February shooting the "Bourne Legacy."
Meanwhile, Jackson also talked about his latest role in the much anticipated film.
Jackson will play role of Nick Fury, the leader of "The Avengers."
He also shared the scoop that his character will be back in the next big marvel movie.
“I'm excited to see where Nick will go. I think my next Nick Fury enterprise is 'Captain America 2' so we'll see,” he said.
"The Avengers" is expected to be a worldwide blockbuster. It will be shown in the Philippines beginning April 25 and in the US starting May 4. – Report from Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America