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‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’: Will Smith Tells David Letterman About In Episode Taped Prior To Oscars

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Netflix yesterday unveiled an episode of its talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction taped prior to the 2022 Oscars, which saw disgraced actor Will Smith sit down with former late-night host David Letterman to discuss his 2021 memoir Will, his Oscar-winning King Richard role, “pain” stemming from his childhood and more.The interview saw Smith reference the first line from his memoir by admitting that he’s always thought of himself as “a coward,” given a traumatic experience at age nine.

It was at this point in his life that he watched his mother get beat up by his father without stepping in.Smith said that processing life experiences like this via the writing of his memoir “unlocked” a part of him, “as an actor,” that is unlike anything he’s 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,” he explained, with regard to the value in leaning into difficult feelings. “I’m really ready to dive into my heart in a way that I think will be hopefully fulfilling for me and helpful for the human family.”Smith also made several comments in his appearance on My Next Guest that registered differently than they might have, had his Oscar controversy not just unfolded.

At one point in the episode, Letterman references his mother, with the actor responding jokingly, “Don’t say nothing about my mother, Dave.”Smith speaks at another moment about his boxing training for the film Ali and demonstrates punching form. “Show me that, but don’t hit me,” jokes Letterman. “Jesus, that was frightening.

Don’t do that again.”Then, there’s a moment in which Smith observes that “you can’t protect your family.“Protection and safety is an

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