Will Smith discusses About the “Trauma” in David Letterman’s Show Before the Oscar’s Incident

Will Smith discusses About the “Trauma” in David Letterman’s Show Before the Oscar’s Incident

Hollywood actor Will Smith, as opened up about his life’s “trauma”, during his interview with David Letterman, which was recorded prior to him slapping Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars event. As per the reports, it is said that Smith was among the multiple stars who were interviewed by the TV host for Season 4 of Netflix’s ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ series, which is going to release on May 20.

However on the other hand, Smith’s episode had begun with a black title card that informed the viewers that “this episode was filmed prior to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony.”

The interview went for an hour long, and during that, the actor detailed his 2021 memoir ‘Will’ and delved into the “trauma” that he had experienced during his childhood days and his career, explaining that he’s “always thought of myself as a coward” after he witnessed his father “beat up” his mother as a child and did not intervene.

After that he went on to state that this caused him to project a cheery, positive image throughout his career. “When I showed up, I wanted people to feel good and be happy. Because I found that when my household was that way, I felt safe,” he said.

Smith further said that, and shared that once after taking Ayahuasca he had experienced a vision of “my whole life getting destroyed.” He further said, “When I came out of it, I realized that anything that happens in my life, I can handle it. I can handle any person I lose. I can handle anything that goes wrong in my life. I can handle anything in my marriage.”

As per the reports during the end of their conversation, the actor shared that addressing out all of these difficult feelings that he’s been grappling with throughout his life has “unlocked” a new part of him as an actor.

Will Smith made headlines after the Oscars incident on slapping Chris Rock

The actor had made headlines back in March for slapping Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Oscars stage after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. After that incident Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and received a 10-year ban. He also publicly apologized to Chris for the incident.


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