“Made a ton of mistakes”
Hollywood star Will Smith is self-critical
Will Smith is at a film festival in Saudi Arabia. There the star appeared remorseful in view of the scandals surrounding him.
Since the resounding Oscar slap that Will Smith (55) gave comedian Chris Rock (58) in front of an audience of millions in March 2022, the actor’s career has been largely idle. Instead, his private life and especially his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith (52) largely dominated the headlines. Guests at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, which is currently taking place until December 9th According to “Page Six” he used his time on stage to ruefully reflect on.
“I made a ton of mistakes,” the Hollywood star is quoted as saying. At the same time, however, it is “deeply human.” He explains some of these mistakes in part by his place in the global spotlight: “Fame is a unique monster. You can’t get too excited when people say good things about you, because then you’ll stumble and suffer even more, when they say bad things about you.” First and foremost, he now has to “be clear about who I am and what I want to achieve in this world.”
Surprising marriage confession
Pinkett Smith surprisingly revealed in October of this year as part of the publication of her book “Worthy” that she and Will Smith had been separated since 2016. “We’re still figuring it out,” she told People magazine about the status of her marriage. “We just have a deep love for each other and we’re going to figure out what that looks like for us.”
Of all things, Smith’s violent outburst at the Oscars is said to have brought the two closer again, as Pinkett Smith also revealed in October. At that time she made the important decision to stay with her husband in order to work towards a “non-traditional relationship”.
At her appearance on the British “The One Show” At the end of October, she said of the March 2022 Oscar scandal: “I knew it was a strong reaction. And that was the moment I decided to stay by his side.”