(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — In his first podcast interview ever, the two-time Oscar nominee talks about his journey from West Philadelphia to Hollywood, the secret to his commercial success — and his previously-unknown plans to enter the political arena "in the near future."
"I don’t find it difficult at all to make a hit movie," says Will Smith, arguably the biggest movie star on the planet for the past 20 years, as we sit down to tape the 13th episode of 'Awards Chatter,' the first podcast that he's ever done. "I find it really freaking hard to make a good movie."
Smith’s latest film, Concussion, in which he portrays the Nigerian-born forensic pathologist who took on the National Football League for suppressing evidence that concussions cause players long-term harm, is likely to be received as both. Indeed, the hard-hitting drama, which had its world premiere at AFI Fest on Nov. 10 and will be released by Columbia nationwide on Christmas Day, almost certainly will bring Smith his third Oscar nomination for best actor (the previous two also came for biopics, 2001's Ali and 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness) — and could even result in his first win.
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