My National

My National

/lifestyle/will-smith-turned-down-role-as-django
Film, TV, music and everything else | Scene&Heard blog

Will Smith turned down role as Django

  |  March 26, 2013

Will Smith turned down role as Django

Remember Django Unchained? Good, it wasn’t long ago. Remember Jamie Foxx doing his thing as the slave-turned-vigilante? Now, close your eyes and imagine the Fresh Prince in that role. No?

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Will Smith has revealed that he turned down the role of Django, not because of its grim subject matter as had been rumoured in the press last year, but simply because didn’t think the titular character was the film’s real lead.

“Django wasn’t the lead, so I was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead,” he said. The other character was, of course, the bounty hunter spectacularly played by Christoph Waltz, who finally does away with Leonardo DiCaprio’s megaracist plantation owner with a cheeky bullet to the heart.

“I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy.”

Smith still admitted he thought it was a “brilliant” film, and while we can’t exactly imagine him riding off into the sunset at the end instead of Foxx, perhaps he was actually right. Christoph Waltz was really the lead, right?

 
1 Comment
  1. R.O.L.

    Uhhhh, why did you just give away the ending of the movie??? Why not warn the reader that with a “spoiler-alert”?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

     

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Blog roll

LIFESTYLE BLOGS
Scene&Heard
Bites
Your Money
Make it home

What we like

Arts & Letters daily

Saeed Saeed

James Gabrillo
Hala Khalaf

Previous Article

Aya Haidar's Al Balad XX. It is printed starched linen with coloured embroidery.

Next Article

DIMA15