Will Smith explains why he turned down Django Unchained

Will Smith has gone on the record to explain his decision to turn down the title role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained .

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly , Smith explained: “Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead . The other character was the lead!”

Smith went on to add that he raised his concerns with Tarantino. “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!’”

Despite not wanting to star in the film, Smith called the finished film, “Brilliant… Just not for me.”

Will Smith will next be seen in After Earth , alongside his son, Jaden Smith.