Kong star shows his love for Vietnam

15:47 | 14/02/2017 Film - Cinema

Well-known Hollywood icon Samuel L. Jackson, plays as Packard in the most anticipated movie ‘Kong: Skull Island’, has told Southeast Asia Globe at a recent interview that of all the fantastical locations he has worked in over his 40-year career, Vietnam is his favourite.

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Jackson said Vietnam is an interesting place, a very cool place, and a very mysterious place.

“It’s beautiful. Wow. It’s a fascinating place to be – very spiritual. Even if you don’t believe in certain things, you feel things when you’re there. You kind of see them, and you watch the people,” he shared.

During shooting in Vietnam, the film crew have travelled a number of famous destinations in Vietnam, from the capital city of Hanoi to Trang An, Tam Coc, Ha Long Bay and the entrance to the Tu Lan caves system.

Southeast Asia Globe wrote Jackson fondly recalls his time in the mountainous north, where he watched the locals go about their daily routines as he made his way to set each morning.

“It’s really awesome. In the morning, when I was going to work at, like, 5am, I’d see 600 kids on bicycles going to school in their uniforms or walking on the road and going to school, and getting it done. You pass by them, or you get out there and you look at the adults in the rice paddies, people bent over in the rice paddies doing what they do. You get to the villages or the homes or just big open spaces with 15-20 people living in them, but they’re all communal and they’re all working together and they’re all taking care of each other. The old people are respected, so it’s kind of great”, he said.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ tells a story about a trip back to the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes. It will follow a

team of explorers (led by a character played by Tom Hiddleston), who venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island to

find the leader’s brother and a mythical serum, confronting extraordinary creatures along the way.

"Kong: Skull Island”, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is expected to hit cinemas on March 10, 2017.

Theo VOV