Will Smith is one of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters. So when it was rumored that he was supposed to team up with Quentin Tarantino and play a slave it seemed like stuff of legend. Smith recently told Entertainment Weekly why he didn’t commit to the project.
“Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be thelead. The other character was the lead! “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!’”
Ironically, Jamie Foxx marketed as the film lead and his co-star Christoph Waltz was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar. This isn’t the first blockbuster film Smith turned down. He was in talks to play Neo in the Matrix trilogy.