Date: 3rd November 2000

Smith A "Fetchit" Or Just "Restrained"?

Will Smith has told CNN that he had to restrain himself during the filming of Bagger Vance in order to keep his character low-key. "It was so difficult for me to fight my natural instincts in those scenes," he said on CNN's Showbiz Today. "You know, there's this dude inside of me that's screaming, 'Yo, man, this is the shot, man. We can tear it up right now. We can blaze it right now. This is where we steal the movie, man. Go ahead. Go get it right now.' It's like, 'No, this is not the kind of movie we're trying to make. Just relax.'"

Source: Studio Briefing