Will Smith Explains Why He Turned Down "Django Unchained"

Will Smith Explains Why He Turned Down "Django Unchained"

Though Jamie Foxx won the coveted lead part of Django in Quentin Tarantino's new spaghetti-western style-film Django Unchained, the role initially almost went to Will Smith - but, after a month of debating whether or not to take the role, he turned it down. In a recent interview with Empire, Smith explained why: "I came really close...I was in the middle of Men in Black 3 and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn't sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn't want to hold him up," he said.

Despite the scheduling conflicts, however, Smith is still confident in the movie. "That thing's going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay." Well, the Fresh Prince has spoken.

[via Vulture]

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