The entire world is aware of the name Will Smith. From various controversies to opening up on his life, the actor has been the talk of the town for a while. In a conversation with David Letterman on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Will opens up about the darkest period, his first television break, and his family as well. With David Letterman, no guest needs an introduction, nor do they want to stay behind a curtain.
Will Smith gets candid about his past with David
In the episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, there appeared a disclaimer before the beginning of the episode. This made a lot of fans sad and angry. However, watching Will Smith on the show was very interesting.
On the show, Will talked about his feelings and says that he always felt like a coward. When he talks about his music and talks about if he ever felt pressure for changing his path. He says that he hated it when people called him “soft” and it made him extremely angry.
Now that they are talking about Will’s beginning of his music career, David asks him about how his mother felt about his music and not going to college. However, before Will answers, David says, “By the way, your mother, just to be clear, ‘Mom-Mom’?” As David clarifies this, the King Richard star says, “Don’t say nothing about my mother, Dave.” David immediately replies, “No, I didn’t – I didn’t believe I did.”
For a minute there, it felt like there will be a serious situation. But both David and Will burst into laughter and they moved on. Turns out that Smith was just having fun. If you’ve watched the entire episode, you’d know that Will has the deepest desire to protect his family. But at the same time, he also expresses his views and shares his realization that no matter how hard he would try, he wouldn’t be able to protect his family every time.
Even though this was just a joke and it wasn’t seen as anything else before the Chris Rock fiasco; We could see Will Smith’s actual concern about his family.