Will Smith complains about not have been the star of "Django"
Will Smith reveals the reason why he abandoned Quentin Tarantino's film "Django unchained". He wanted to be the protagonist. After reading the script and have several meetings with the director decided it was Jaime Foxx who take the lead role in the film.
U.S. actor Will Smith wanted to clarify his decision about why he abandoned the film project of "Django unchained" after spending two years in negotiations with director Quentin Tarantino, was simply not a role for him.
In an interview realized with Entertainment Weekly magazine, Will Smith explained that Quentin Tarantino counted with the actor from the outset of the production. After receiving the script for the film and read it, Smith decided to have a few meetings with the director and the producer of the film to agree what was his role in the film. After many failed attempts, Will Smith decided not to continue with the project because he saw that his role was not as important as it should be.
"Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!". Will Smith argued in the interview. As the boy also wanted to be an action character in the film, he had only one idea in his head to go talk to the manager: "I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!'". But the last word of Will Smith was no.
Despite the great success and the revenue obtained at the box office, the numerous awards and an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay that won the movie, Will Smith bears no rancor neither Quentin Tarantino nor film in general. Quite the contrary. The actor has been very satisfied with the end result of "Django Unchained": "I thought it was brilliant, but it was not for me".
Although Will Smith was not involved in this movie, we will not lose sight to the actor. In June 2013 we will see it at the premiere of "After Earth" by director and writer of Indian cinema M. Night Shyamalan, where it will pair with an actor who will be very familiar, his son Jaden Smith.
The film of catastrophic style, explains the return to Earth of both protagonists a thousand years after a succession of catastrophes that forced at humanity to flee the planet. Of course the planet will be not uninhabited. There dangerous creatures and an alien wait them for making hard their life on Earth.
In addition to see Smith father and son, the film will also star the actors James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Ken Stovitz.