On Monday night, Will Smith starred in an impactful interview in which he spoke openly about the controversy he was involved in for hitting Chris Rock in the middle of the Oscars.
The actor admitted on The Daily Show hosted by Trevor Noah that it was a “terrible night” when he lost his mind and went on stage after hearing a joke about his wife to attack the comedian.
After all, Smith says he knew he “went crazy” or failed to cope with a painful moment that same day when his nephew, who is only nine years old, interrogated him about the act he had just committed. .
Dom, a nine-year-old “nice boy”, was waiting for his uncle at home after the gala and didn’t hesitate to ask him what at that moment intrigued everyone who watched the moment on TV.
“We get home, he stayed up late to see Uncle Will, we sit in my kitchen, he’s on my lap, holding an Oscar, and he says to me: “Why are you tired of this man, Uncle Will?” “, – recalled the actor, unable to hold back the tears.
Will Smith admits that he was going through a difficult time that day, and this factor, combined with many others, including growing up watching his father beat his mother, led to an unexpected reaction that he regrets. .
“There were many things […] I was the boy who saw his father beat his mother, you know? It all came down to this moment. […] I went through something that night, but that doesn’t justify my behavior,” he said, making sure he learned a huge lesson from the whole situation.
“You asked me what I learned? I learned that we should be kind to each other,” he concluded on this occasion.
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