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Will Smith Talks Concussion Role & American Football


Will Smith is no stranger to playing real-life characters. “I have played Ali—Muhammad Ali in Ali. I played Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness and now Dr. Bennet Omalu in Concussion,” Smith remarks. He admits the experience of playing a real person is “terrifying.” He reluctantly jokes, “cause you know one day you’re going to be sitting in a movie theater with the person as they watch you butcher their life.” However, Smith acknowledges that portraying genuine people does play into his “strong suits.” For Smith’s latest film, Concussion, which hits theaters Christmas Day, he steps into the shoes of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a role that Smith admits has “a certain weight that stays with [you]”.

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WizzroSupreme2222d ago

Love seeing Will Smith going back to his dramatic roots.