Will Smith is one of the world’s all-time greatest superstars, a fan favorite since the early 1990s. Smith has been nominated for numerous honors during his career, including two Academy Awards. He has performed in everything from comedies to serious dramas and action epics.
Smith has become more accessible to his supporters in recent years than ever before. Fans are learning about Smith’s connection with his abusive father in an excerpt from his upcoming biography, which led the actor to ponder killing his father in a, particularly horrific time.
Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Smith gradually rose to become one of the world’s most bankable performers, as well as one of the most likable. He proceeded to demonstrate his flexibility by appearing in romantic comedies such as Hitch and heartbreaking tragedies such as The Pursuit of Happiness. Throughout it all, Smith maintained his financial skills and even pursued his music career.
Will Smith has spoken up about his violent father
Smith rarely talked about his tough beginnings in the early years of his career. Smith, on the other hand, is chronicling his rocky connection with his father, as well as how the patriarch abused Smith’s mother, in a brand-new memoir.
Smith told People magazine, “My father was violent, but he was also at every game, play, and recital.”
Smith further added”He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of my films. My father punched my mother in the side of the head so hard that she fainted when I was nine years old. I noticed her spitting blood. That moment in that bedroom, more than any other in my life has probably defined who I am.”
Will Smith described how the incident has stayed with him throughout his life, and how he has kept a “subtle string of apologies” to his mother for “failing” to act that day, for failing to defend her from the assault she endured.
Years later, when Smith was a famous star, he got a chance to avenge his mother. That moment occurred while he was caring for his father throughout his father’s cancer battle.
“As I gingerly rolled him from his bedroom to the lavatory one night, a shadow surged within me… I came to a halt at the top of the stairs. “I could easily push him down and get away with it,” Smith said in his memoir. “I shook my head and wheeled Daddio to the restroom while decades of pain, hatred, and resentment coursed and disappeared.”
Will Smith discussed how the incident affected his career, revealing that he decided to channel his anger at the time into “knowledge.” “In the end, it won’t matter one bit how well [people] loved you – you will only get ‘the Smile’ depending on how well you loved them,” he explained.
Will Smith’s father died in 2016, and these days, Smith maintains an open dialogue with his fans and followers about mental health—as well as the value of keeping true to oneself.