Will Smith believed the film Concussion would have made more of an impact into the way people view football and head injuries, he tellsVanity Fair.
“I thought Concussion would have a bigger impact,” Smith said. “I knew it would be hard because people love the game, but the science is so overwhelming, and it’s something that we really need to take a look at,” he said. “I thought that people would get behind the mission of that. I was surprised that people were absolutely like, “Nope, I’m not stopping watching football, so I don’t want to know.”
In the movie, Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, who helped discover CTE and linked it to football-specific head trauma after performing autopsies on deceased Steelers players.
The film earned $48 million in the box office and did not earn any Oscar nominations.