When it comes to awards season, Will Smith is of the mind set, been there done that. The 47-year-old actor recently nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his role in Concussion, but told us he’s more focused on promoting his latest film than celebrating his latest nomination.
“It’s always great to be nominated. When people appreciate the work you’ve done it’s always a great feeling,” said Smith. “The film has so many other purposes, ideas and concepts around it that I’m trying to stay out of the awards lust. You can kind of get sucked into that cravenness … I’m honored but trying not to be excited.”
Smith garnered a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for his roles in The Pursuit of Happiness and Ali. Now he is getting praise for his role as Dr. Bennett Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered a connection between football injuries and brain damage. Concussion hits theaters December 25.
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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