Hollywood actor Will Smith is once again reflecting on the ups and downs of his life over the past couple years and he says he’s a work in progress who shouldn’t rely on outside validation via TMZ, after allegations he has denied that he dated men.
It has been noted that the actor was onstage and addressing a crowd Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the Red Sea Film Festival where he talked about a number of things but perhaps most notably, he addressed his “many adversities” over the past couple years and how he’s processed it.
He’s very much alluding to his Oscars slap moment. However, he also seems to be touching on his personal life as well, especially as it pertains to his marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith. Check out what he says about the highs and lows of fame and it’s interesting.
Will Smith on fickle nature of fame: "Fame is a unique monster and I've had to be really careful. You can't get excited when everybody is saying good things about you because the more you take when people are saying good things, the more hurt you're going to be when people are… pic.twitter.com/fHCfpIR7xd
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The response boils down to not needing the outside world to clap for him on any given thing he’s doing, professionally or otherwise. It sounds like Will has sought that as the years have gone on … but he now says he has to teach himself to be content with himself/his mission regardless — vowing to continue on the path of self-improvement and to not let outside influences affect him as much as they have.
On how he’s reacted to setbacks, WS says he’s “deeply human” … and that is virtue is not perfected, although he hopes to sharpen it now going forward. His goal these days is to perfect his light, and to teach others about the craft of filmmaking/storytelling.