Will Smith Didn’t Play Django Because Django Wasn’t A Big Enough Role For Him

Tuesday, March 26 by
"Sure, the Mona Lisa was neat, but it didn't have my face on it, which was weird."  

I’m willing to concede that jigginess is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s my personal opinion that Will Smith’s reason for not playing the title role in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained isn’t very jiggy at all. In fact, I’ll take it one step further and say that it’s stupidest, most pretentious, and least prescient decision I’ve come across recently. And I cover entertainment news.

Will Smith, in an interview, told Entertainment Weekly, the Will Smith of magazines, “Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!” Never mind that the film is called Django Unchained, and Django kills just about every bad guy in the film. But Will Smith wasn’t going to take “killing just about every bad guy in the film” for an answer. Remarkably, he goes on.

Smith then offers up that asked QT to rewrite the film to give him a bigger role with more action, including taking down the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie. “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!’”

That last quote sounds just as appropriate as a toddler’s request for a preschool play as it does oozing from the mouth of Big Willie Style. (via A.V. Club)

 

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