Monday, March 25, 2013

Will Smith Talks About Turning Down 'Django'


Entertainment icon, Will Smith talked with Entertainment Weekly about why he turned down the role as 'Django' in 'Django Unchained': 
The father-of-three explained: ‘Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!’
The ‘other character’ the Hancock star was referring to was the bounty hunter – and Django’s mentor – Dr. King Schultz played by Christoph Waltz.
Will claimed that before he resigned from the project he tried to convince director Quentin Tarantino to give Django a more central role in the plot.
The rapper-turned-actor playfully revealed: ‘I was like, “No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!”‘
While the story pivots on Django – who is the emotional core of the film – Waltz’s character does get the satisfaction of killing Leonardo Dicaprio’s evil slave owner.
Jamie Foxx did such an amazing job I thought the role was originally his, It would be interesting to see how Will would've portrayed that role as well.

Source: Love B Scott 

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