NYLON interviewed Jackson for the latest issue of NYLON Guys. Here’s a bit from the story:
Does anyone call you by your real first name, Monroe? I still go by Monroe when I am in trouble with the law.
Which is… often? Very rarely; very rarely. I don’t get so much as a speeding ticket these days but I am a habitual parking violator.
I know M. Night Shyamalan is famous for his secrecy. But what can you tell us about The Last Airbender? Well I can say it is going to be an amazing action film; it’s got the most incredible CGI. We got ILM working on it, which is Industrial Lights and Magic, and it truly is magic, honestly, at the end of the day. We are shooting on the green screen, we have a character called Appa? Which is a big bison kind of flying bear creature? And that’s me, I’m a big flying bear creature.
Jackson also jokes about a Twilight musical:
You’re an actor with a band, 100 Monkeys. Do you think you’ll do anything to combine those two passions? Obviously, I’m going to star in Twilight the musical. The scary thing is, I bet they’re totally making one, like, right now!
Check out the rest of the story here, plus some outtakes from Jackson’s Brooklyn photo shoot.