On December 1 they will be published in Spanish -first in Spain- the memoirs of will smith, in which the American actor, producer and musician, who became the highest-grossing star in Hollywood, evokes a childhood marked by the violence exerted by his father.
“When I was nine years old I watched my father punch my mother on his temple with such force that he collapsed. I saw her spit blood. That moment, in that bedroom, probably more than any other moment in my life, ended up defining who I am now “, writes the protagonist of I’m legend or Men in black.
“Everything I have been able to achieve since then – he continues heartbreakingly -, the awards and recognitions, the blinding spotlights and media attention, the characters and the laughter, were notably marked by a subtle reiterated desire to apologize to my mother for my inaction that day and in that moment … ”
The protagonist of King Richard recalled the moment he saw his father beat his mother and his permanent desire to apologize for his “inaction.”
Will’s darkest wish
In a passage from the book edited by Zenith and written with the help of Mark Manson (author of The subtle art of giving a shit about almost everything), Smith confesses that he came to think of killing his fatherWhen he was very old, he was sick and dependent.
“I stopped at the stairs. I could have pushed him down the stairs, no one would have suspected anything,” he writes. “Decades of pain, anger, and resentment they came and went. I shook my head and kept pushing my father into the bathroom. “
Born in 1968, Will Smith went from being a middle-class boy raised in the west of Philadelphia to become a rap star first, television later (The prince of Bel Air, 1990-1996) and finally the most commercial and successful cinema.
Will Smith confessed that the desire to kill his father crossed him inside, but he did not realize it.
The man who made himself
Will It is presented as the story of a person who manages to take control of his emotions and who encourages the reader to do the same. That’s what it says on the back cover. In them the actor tells how, despite feeling that he had won the lottery of life, his family did not see him that way and they all felt like “guest artists” in the circus of his life.
From his principles as a rapper he points out that received a lot of criticism for being middle class and not “a pimp who was dealing drugs.”
“I went to a catholic school with a majority of white children up to the age of fourteen, my mother had a university education and my father, despite all his faults, always brought food to the table and would have preferred to die rather than abandon his children, “he recalls.
Trained in a Catholic school, Will Smith says he was criticized for being middle class and not “a pimp.” Photo Thomas SAMSON / AFP
However, once he made his first million dollars in his early twenties, yes began to surround himself with drug dealers, count, and squander uncontrollably.
In a recent interview at the Savoy theater from London with also actor Idris Elba To talk about his memoirs, the popular actor revealed that at that time he received a fine of tax authorities that left him bankrupt for not paying taxes, and that he had to sell his properties and borrow $ 10,000 from a dealer friend to move to Los Angeles and start his acting career.
Source EFE Agency
Reference from clarin