Will Smith: I entertained the idea of murdering my father in order to “avenge” my mother.
Will Smith asserts that there was a time when he considered killing his father in order to “avenge” his mother for the treatment she received at his father’s hands.
In an excerpt from his new memoir titled “Me,” which was published on People, Willard Carroll Smith Jr. discusses the tumultuous environment of his early life in Philadelphia with his father, Willard Carroll Smith Sr., and his mother, Caroline Bright. He also discusses how this environment impacted his later life with his father, whom he cared for while the older man was battling cancer.
Smith, who is currently 53 years old, recalls, “My father was violent, but he was also at every game, performance, and recital.” “Despite the fact that he was an alcoholic, I didn’t have to worry about him getting drunk at any of the premieres of my films.” He played each and every album in his collection. He went to work in every studio.
He continues, “When I was nine years old, I observed my father smack my mother in the side of the head so hard that she fainted. I was there to witness it.” I witnessed her spitting blood. When Smith was a teenager, the couple finally parted ways and divorced in the year 2000.
When Smith was providing care for his father in the final stages of his life, their relationship hit a new low, which was very difficult for Smith. “It was late one night when I carefully rolled him from his bedroom to the restroom, and a shadow fell over me at that moment. The top of the steps is traversed by the route that leads between the two chambers. When I was a kid, I used to always say to myself, “One day, I would get revenge for my mother.”
Smith describes the ominous moment in his writing by saying, “I hesitated at the top of the steps.” “I had the ability to shove him down and get away with it without much trouble. I shook my head as the decades of suffering, hatred, and wrath flowed through me and then receded, and then I began to wheel Daddio to the bathroom.
In 2016, Smith’s father passed away. In his book, Can reflect on his decades-long career as an entertainer as well as his relationship with his father and concludes, “There is nothing that you can obtain from the material world that will generate inner serenity or fulfillment.”
“In the end, it will not matter one iota how well [people] loved you – the only thing that will determine whether or not you gain ‘the Smile’ is how well you loved them,”
The details of Smith’s private life have been revealed to a greater extent than they ever have been previously. He has been airing the inner workings of his open marriage with wife Jada Pinkett, revealing in September that his own personal conception of polyamory at one point was “a harem of girlfriends” including Halle Berry and Misty Copeland. Recently, he admitted that he had suicidal thoughts while filming a YouTube series about fitness and weight loss. He has also been airing the inner workings of his open marriage with his wife Jada Pinkett.