There’s a really good reason Will Smith turned down the role that eventually went to Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained.”
“Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead,” said Smith. “The other character was the lead!”
Earlier, the actor told Empire magazine he had a scheduling conflict with “Men in Black III” that would refrain from taking the role.
Smith was director Quentin Tarantino’s first choice for Django.
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