Will Smith Talks Bringing Different Perspectives To Cannes Jury
Yesterday, actor Will Smith was part of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
When talking about the jury, he discussed having different perspectives on it.
“I think part of the reason why we’re here is to bring our personal perspectives and be confronted with potential biases and to discuss it,” Smith began. “When we sit down we’re going to be going through those and discussing those aspects.”
“So I think the reason you put together a group this diverse is to have those collisions,” he added. “The hope is that we would have the collisions artistically to be able to not have the collisions physically in the world. Part of the artistry is to be able to add to a global conversation and global harmony.”
The Cannes jury decides what films receive awards, so it’s definitely important to have a jury comprised of people with different perspectives who may see different things.
Bravo, Will, and enjoy Cannes!