“I’ve never had a movie reviewed well – everything will be better than the way that Hancock was reviewed!” – Will Smith jokes when we met the man on a boat no less!
But as the fresh Prince admits – the box office never lies with Smith ignoring the critics and bringing his films to the people. And it seems to be working for the “I am Legend” star, who succeeded Johnny Depp to become the top moneymaking movie star of 2008.
For his latest pic, “Seven Pounds”, Smith is taking a break from the money making blockbuster for what is an unexpected and profoundly moving love story.
Here, Paul Byrne chats to the star about the film, box office openings and the secrets of his success.