The 51-year-old leading man paid a visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday to promote his new sci-fi thriller, Gemini Man, in which his character is pitted against a younger version of himself. This prompted the late-night host to ask Smith if he has any advice for Young Will.”There’s a certain naiveté to youth that is powerful, right? When you don’t know something. Like, not knowing can be a real power ’cause… you’re aggressive,” Smith explained. “So, I feel like I would ask my young self for advice.”

The talk show visit isn’t the first time the A-lister has admitted to some misgivings over turning down the role that made Keanu Reeves a superstar. In February, he released a YouTube video in which he broke down why the Wachowskis, the creators of The Matrix, failed to convince him to take the gig, admitting that the stunning 360-degree visuals they had in mind left him totally confused in the pitch meeting.

However, when the Wachowskis geared up to make Reloaded and Revolutions, Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, quickly climbed aboard. And since August, when it was announced that a fourth film is in the works, ET chatted with the actress about returning to the dystopian universe.

“Well, I’ve had my conversations with Lana [Wachowski], so, you know, we’ll see,” the 47-year-old actress teased, referencing the upcoming film’s director. “I think, you know… I think there might be some things on the horizon.”