Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson recently scooped the BET lifetime achievement award and couldn’t help but give thanks and praise to his wife and daughter for saving him from a drowning ship of alcoholism.
‘The other two people that challenged me on a regular basis are my foundation and support, my daughter Zoe and my wife LaTanya.’
‘The two women that actually found me passed out on the floor after I left somebody’s bachelor party and put me in rehab the next day. And supported me and pushed me and give me a reason to get up and go and chase it day after day after day,” he said during his acceptance speech.
The 667-year-old actor also further went on to say, It’s sort of exciting, I never get nervous, and I can hear my voice shaking, and it’s strange to hear myself sound that way. But it’s been a great ride getting here, as there are a couple people very instrumental in that.’
‘First I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity even in the beginning. A young man who grew up in a segregated Tennessee, nobody told me I could be this.
‘So, here I am, and here you are. Thank God for that.’
Samuel L Jackson has made a name for himself in many marvel movies like Captain America and the Avengers sequel among others. The actor also stars in the upcoming Legend of Tarzan which premieres on July 1.