After Earth's failure was the most painful: Will Smith

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 14:25 IST

Actor Will Smith says the debacle of sci-fi film After Earth was the "most painful failure" of his career.

Smith starred alongside his son Jaden in the 2013 film, which bombed at the box-office.

The 46-year-old shared his views over the film's failure while talking to Esquire magazine, reports

“That was the most painful failure in my career. 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,” Smith said.

“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,” he added.

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