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Will Smith finally talks about his biggest career flop!

2015-02-16 17:00
After Earth

Los Angeles - Will Smith feels guilty about getting his son Jaden involved in After Earth.

The 46-year-old actor starred alongside his son in the 2013 sci-fi film and has revealed the movie's negative reaction was more difficult to accept than the response to the action-comedy movie Wild Wild West.

He explained: "Wild Wild West was less painful than After Earth because my son was involved in After Earth and I led him into it. That was excruciating. What I learned from that failure is how you win.

"I got reinvigorated after the failure of After Earth. I stopped working for a year and a half. I had to dive into why it was so important for me to have number-one movies. And I never would have looked at myself in that way."

However, Will says the failure of After Earth taught him a valuable life lesson.

He told Esquire magazine: "I was a guy who, when I was fifteen my girlfriend cheated on me, and I decided that if I was number one, no woman would ever cheat on me.

"All I have to do is make sure that no one's ever better than me and I'll have the love that my heart yearns for.

"And I never released that and moved into a mature way of looking at the world and my artistry and love until the failure of After Earth, when I had to accept that it's not a good source of creation."

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