During a candid conversation at the Red Sea International Film Festival, Will Smith spoke about his personal journey, acknowledging the “tons of mistakes” he has made throughout his life.
Reflecting on his public image, Smith described fame as a unique monster, cautioning against getting too excited when receiving praise and struggling when facing criticism. He emphasized the importance of staying clear about his identity and mission in the world, regardless of others’ opinions. Smith also expressed his humanity and the ongoing process of perfecting his virtues.
These comments come in the wake of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent revelation that they have been separated for seven years. In her memoir, “Worthy,” Jada reflected on an incident where Will slapped Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Oscars, admitting that it gave her a newfound respect for her husband. The Academy responded to the incident by banning Will from all of its events for ten years.
During the discussion at the Red Sea International Film Festival, Will Smith also confirmed that he is working on a sequel to the film “I Am Legend” with Michael B. Jordan. He mentioned that he has submitted the script and has a scheduled phone call with the “Creed” actor.