Will Smith's 'Django Unchained' Role Didn't Happen Because Actor Wanted 'The Lead'
Will Smith has acknowledged roles in every one of the three "Men in Black" pictures, the over-the-top sentimental satire "Hitch," and the energized underwater characteristic "Shark Tale," however there is one later Oscar-assigned picture he turned down.
Smith was up for the lead part in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," EW reports, however ruled against tolerating the part.
"Django wasn't the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead," Smith stated. "The other character was the lead!" The "other character" that Smith is referencing is abundance seeker King Schultz, played by Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar for his depiction of the character. Waltz, it ought to be noted, won Best Supporting Actor at the 85th twelve-month Academy Awards, a part that numerous felt was a lead.
"I was like, 'No, Quentin, if its not too much trouble I need to slaughter the terrible gentleman!'" Smith stated, ruining the picture. Therefore of Smith's passing, Jamie Foxx tackled the part of Django.
Smith had basically asserted that he was passing on the part due to a booking clash. The performer told Empire last summer, "I came truly close, it was a standout amongst the most astonishing screenplays I had ever ever perceived. I was amidst 'Men In Black 3' and [Tarantino] was primed to go, and I simply can't sit with him and get past the issues, so I didn't need to hold him up. That thing's heading off to be ludicrous. It is a virtuoso screenplay."
"I supposed it was shining," Smith included. "Only not for me."