Transformers director Michael Bay called in pal Will Smith to share a few words of wisdom with his star Tyrese Gibson after the actor/singer made a series of errors on the set of his blockbuster.
Gibson refuses to go into detail about what he did to upset the moviemaker, but it led to a tense dinner table showdown with Smith, during which the Men in Black star lectured his protege on how to make it Hollywood.
The Fast & the Furious 6 star tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "The first dinner that me and Will had, I called it the reality check dinner... I probably ran from the dinner table about 15 times during this conversation because he was dropping such heavy jewels (of wisdom) on me. It was crazy.
"At the time, I was in the thick of negotiating for Transformers 2 and I'd made some mistakes on the set of Transformers 1 and p**sed Michael Bay off and I didn't know it.
"He called Will, who obviously has a relationship with him, and he told him about my shortcomings, my mistakes and things I was doing. It was a combination of a bunch of different stuff that I wasn't aware of."
Gibson insists the chat with Smith turned his life around and made him realise that he had to work on his attitude and his behaviour - and he will always be indebted to the movie star and Bay.
He adds, "The problem in Hollywood is that people will witness you kill your own career and never step in to just have a conversation with you about what you could be doing better."