Will Smith has uncovered he “unlocked” his childhood trauma when he was writing his autobiography and it’s helped him with improving as an actor.
In a new interview on David Letterman’s series ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’, Will said his traumatic childhood prompted him to put on a cheery public persona.
He said, “When I showed up, I wanted people to feel good and be happy. Because I found that when my household was that way, I felt safe.”
He added, “My experiences and my life, and the writing of this book have unlocked a part of me, as an actor, that is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
“Life is so exciting to me right now because I can reach people differently than I’ve ever been able to reach people, largely because of my pain. I’m really ready to dive into my art in a way that I think will be, hopefully, fulfilling for me and helpful for the human family.”