Will Smith plays the ultimate con artist in the newFocus, but in real life, he’s getting more honest than ever.
After decades of bulletproof box-office status, Smith’s legacy was shaken with 2013’s After Earth, a big-budget bomb that he’s called the most painful failure of his career.
The lens also has tightened on his family. As his children Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, grow up and cultivate public personas, occasionally odd media encounters (“You never learn anything in school,” Jaden told the New York Times Magazinein November) have brought criticism to Smith’s front door.
But today, laughing and chatting easily with co-star Margot Robbie while discussing their new caper dramedy from the directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love. Smith says a new chapter has begun in his career.
Will Smith and ‘Focus’ co-star Margot Robbie play con artists in their new heist movie.