Will Smith is well-known for his part in Men in Black, but few people know that the lead role was originally offered to David Schwimmer of the 1990s comedy Friends.
If he had accepted the part of Agent J, the sitcom star, who played Dr. Ross Geller in the series, would have paved his route to Hollywood glory.
In 2016, he addressed The Hollywood Reporter about his earlier engagement with the Lookinglass company, saying, “It wasn’t even like a choice.”
In 1998, Schwimmer directed and starred in the television film Since You’ve Benn Gone.
Meanwhile, Smith’s career appears to have hit rock bottom after slapping Chris Rock on the stage at the 2022 Academy Awards.
Following his disagreement with the comedian who made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, the Academy barred Smith from attending the event for the next ten years.