Was it a Jackson household drama?
“Pulp Fiction” star Samuel L. Jackson and his spouse, director LaTanya Richardson Jackson, allegedly introduced some drama to the Theatre Communications Group gala on Monday night time, sources informed Page Six.
We hear the ability couple was in a spat within the press room, and that Sam wound up leaving — though an occasion organizer stated he was by no means meant to remain for the entire thing anyway.
A spy on the occasion — which honored the Jacksons — informed Page Six solely of the pair, “They apparently had been in a battle after they arrived. They posed for footage collectively after which the battle [went on].”
Another supply stated that the duo was in an tiff within the pressroom on the Edison Ballroom in Midtown and that Sam appeared irritated.
The first supply famous that Sam exited the occasion earlier than the couple was honored, and that “LaTanya accepted solo.” Vanessa Williams introduced their award.
LaTanya is at present directing Sam within the acclaimed revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” on Broadway. They’ve been married 42 years.
We hear that LaTanya additionally defined to the viewers that her husband left the occasion attributable to COVID-19 considerations.
A rep for the gala informed us after we reached out for remark: “As the top-billed star of ‘The Piano Lesson,’ Mr. Jackson is awfully cautious concerning the threat placing the manufacturing in jeopardy by exposing himself to COVID-19. Ms. Jackson accepted on behalf of each she and her husband merely to reduce his threat of publicity. Mr. Jackson had solely ever deliberate on doing photographs after which leaving, as everybody concerned with planning the occasion knew prematurely.”
The spokesman added: “It was a magical night, and so they helped elevate a report haul of greater than $300,000 to help TCG’s mission of making a extra simply and equitable theater ecology.”
A rep for Sam didn’t remark.
The star has beforehand stated of their marriage, “It’s two individuals who respect one another, love one another and look out for one another.”