The Only Time Will Smith Tried Method Acting He Fell in Love with Stockard Channing

February 13, 2015 12:16 PM

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As we learned earlier this week, Will Smith is human. Despite the astronomical $6.6 billion box-office figure his movies have amassed, and his superhuman ability to pull off a bright red three-piece suit (on a red carpet no less), Smith is like us mortals when it comes to matters of the mind. And in a fantastic new interview with Esquire, the actor proves that he is similarly fallible when it comes to matters of the heart.

The subject comes up innocently enough, after Smith is asked about “the emotionality of acting.” In response, Smith confesses that he can’t live inside a character 24/7 like some of his counterparts. He tried method acting once, he reveals, but the intense acting technique had one problematic reperc...

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