Will Smith Says He Regrets Passing Up On “The Matrix”

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Will Smith undoubtedly has one of the greatest movie catalogues of all time. Now, I’m a recent interview with The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Smith talked about some advice he would tell how you get self earlier in his career.

“There’s a certain naiveté to youth that is powerful, right? When you don’t know something. Like, not knowing can be a real power ’cause… you’re aggressive,” Will said. “So, I feel like I would ask my young self for advice.”

He then offered advice he would tell his younger self. “I just thought of something I would tell myself. I would go, ‘Hey man, don’t do Wild Wild West.’ I would say, ‘Dude, do Neo! Do Neo!’ ‘Cause I got offered The Matrix.”

Smith has smash hits with Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy of the State and many more, so it’s safe to say there’s not a lot of regrets.

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