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Samuel L. Jackson covers Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever ...' (Audio)

01/17/2013 by Corinne Heller

Maybe Taylor Swift should recruit Samuel L. Jackson to actually go talk to her ex-boyfriends.

The 64-year-old actor, recently seen in Quentin Tarantino's controversial film "Django Unchained," recently covered Swift's breakup single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" for the UK radio station Capital FM in true Samuel L. Jackson style.

You go talk to your dumb-[expletive] friends, talk to my friends, talk to me," Jackson chants. "But we are never, ever, ever, EVER getting back together. You lying, cheating, piece of [expletive]!"

Swift, 23, seems to dig Jackson's cover. On January 16, she Tweeted: "Samuel L Jackson. YES."

Capital FM said in a message posted on its website that Jackson recited the lyrics from the song after a listener said she wanted to give a message to her boyfriend.

A YouTube video containing the audio recording of his cover has been viewed more than 290,000 times since it was posted last week. More than three million copies of Swift's single -- one of many she has recorded about breakups -- have been sold in the United States since it was released in August 2012. It also hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jackson, who rose to fame as the star of cult action films such as Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," which earned him an Oscar nomination in 1995, and the 2006 blockbuster "Snakes on a Plane," is known for his deep voice and use of profanities -- most recently in December 2012 , during a "SNL" hosting gig. He is one of the most popular actors, especially among younger audiences.

Last year, he narrated an audiobook of Adam Mansbach's "Go The [Expletive] to Sleep."

Jackson was in England to promote "Django Unchained," which was released in North America on December 25 -- Christmas Day -- and is set to hit theaters in the United Kingdom on January 18.

The movie is set two years before the Civil War and stars Jamie Foxx as a slave who is bought by a bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz. They form a friendship with him and also forges a deal in which he will help him find his targets and in exchange, the two will team up to rescue his wife from a sadistic plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

The movie is nominated for four Oscars. Foxx, DiCaprio and Jackson, who plays the plantation's head house slave and wears a bald wig to appear older, did not receive individual acting nods for their roles.

Check out a full list of 2013 Oscar nominations.

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