Will Smith reveals he uses his childhood trauma to improve his acting job

Will Smith revealed in a new interview that he used his troubled childhood and the traumas of the time to improve his work as an actor.

The 53-year-old artist, who last week won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his role in “King Richard: Raising Champions”, spoke about it to the program “The Project”.

“Exploring my childhood trauma has opened me up to understanding characters and stories; the mental anguish and triumph. I feel like I’m a much better actor now, having gone through my memoir process. same time,” commented Smith.

In the memoir released at the end of last year, the actor stated that he even considered the idea of ​​killing his own father after witnessing the abuse suffered by his mother.

“My dad was violent, but he was also in every game, play, and recital. He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies. He listened to every recording. He visited every studio. same intense perfectionism that terrified his family put food on the table every night of my life.”

Will Smith in Radical Series

In addition to “King Richard”, the film that could give him the Oscar for Best Actor at this year’s ceremony, Will Smith has also been dedicated to a series about nature. He’s proven not to be afraid of danger in a new episode of his series “Welcome to Earth”, shown by Disney Plus.

The 53-year-old actor decided to live the experience of a stuntman and crossed a river in Africa known to be infested with crocodiles.

In the images, Smith crosses the site using only a thin rope, in a moment of great tension. “Is there a bridge or something?”, he asks, jokingly, to those responsible for the place. After crossing over, he admitted, “In a movie, my stunt double would do that.”

All episodes of “Welcome To Earth” are available on the Disney streaming platform. The proposal is for the actor to face the biggest challenges on Earth, such as volcanoes and the depths of the ocean, among other situations in which he tests his limits.

“We think we know our planet, but there’s still a secret world to discover,” he said in an excerpt from the trailer released by the streaming company.

Already Albert Lin, a scientist and explorer who accompanies the star in his endeavor, told “Yahoo” that “there are no stunt doubles in real life” and took the opportunity to praise Smith’s courage: “He showed that he can challenge himself in a great real-life expedition moment to the ends of the earth.” See the trailer:

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