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Will Smith talks about domestic abuse as a child

The actor shared conflicting memories of his father. Despite the cruelty, he was there at all important events for him.

Hollywood actor Will Smith admitted that one day he had a desire to kill his father. In his memoirs, he told what problem in the family it was connected with, reports with reference to.

“When I was nine years old, I saw my father hit my mother so hard on the head that she fell. Then she spat blood, “- said the actor about domestic violence in the family.

Smith emphasized that because of this incident, he had a desire to take revenge on his father for the abuse of his mother. In addition, childhood trauma influenced the later life and career of the actor. For a long time he doubted that he deserved recognition, praise, sincere attention and laughter from the audience.

“Because I couldn't resist my father. For being a coward, ”the artist emphasized.

Smith's parents separated when he was a teenager and formally divorced in 2000. Despite the actor maintaining a close relationship with his father, Smith writes that his anger over childhood trauma resurfaced again decades later when he was caring for Will Sr. due to progressive cancer.

Remembering his late father, Smith stated that he was cruel, but always sincerely interested in his son's success.

“My father was cruel, but he was also at every game, play and concert … He was an alcoholic, but was sober at the premiere of every one of my films. He listened to every record. He visited every studio, ”the actor writes.


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