Will Smith took over on Wednesday Red table talk And, spoiler alert, neither Chris Rock nor “The Smack” were discussed. Instead, the actor sat down with his three children — Trey Smith, Jaden Smith, and Willow Smith — to talk about the significance of his new movie. Release.
“It was tough,” Will said on the Facebook Watch show, usually hosted by his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, mother-in-law, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Willow. “This is not a soft film, this is a freedom film.”
“We did get a few calls while we were shooting and I was really worried,” Willow admitted.
“As the years went on, I became more locked into these characters for longer periods of time. It’s just the weight of this story, the weight of these experiences, the quality of the cast. It was emotional, it was physical, it was spiritually taxing,” Weil declared.
Willow has admitted that she had reservations about her famous father “making a tender movie.”
“Well, you know originally I was thinking of doing this Django [Unchained]We will remember this 2012 Quentin Tarantino movie. We had a family meeting and we all talked about it [it.]”
“Yes, yes, yes,” Willow recalled.
Weil said, explaining how his characters “seep into” the Smith house. Did he previously say that he died Django Unchained Because he “couldn’t call violence the answer” in Tarantino’s story. The role eventually went to Jamie Foxx.
Release Not without its grueling scenes. Weil said he was dubbed “a hundred times a day by good actors”. Apple Originals also stars Ben Foster and Charmaine Bengoa.
“It’s cruel, it just twists your mind,” he explained. In the film, Will plays Peter, a real slave who escapes from a plantation in Louisiana to join the Union Army. The film is based on the iconic 1863 photograph known as “Whipped Peter” which shows the soldier’s scarred back. on me RTTHe recalls an intense moment during pre-production when he got stuck in a neck chain.
“So they put it on, I stand there and he goes to take it off and it doesn’t work. So it’s locked and my heart jumps and I’m like, ‘Oh no, oh no, oh no,'” Will said. “My heart is pounding and I say, ‘Oh Will, don’t be upset. “
“I’m Will Smith,” Will thought to himself, explaining that there were “people running around” looking for keys.
“I’m still scared. Imagine what it was like for Peter when he’s wearing those things, barefoot and nobody cares,” Will continued, agreeing with Willow who likened the situation to physical and emotional fear.
“Really inhuman,” said Will. “I couldn’t explain why, but I was embarrassed. I was embarrassed standing there and waiting. It was emasculating, inhuman, all of that.”
He would go on to share that “the only other time in my career” he lost and went too far with a character was filming a 1993 movie. Six degrees of separation in which he played a con artist.
Will added, “I wouldn’t say I went too far with Peter, I just lost track of my mileage.” “I crooked there a little bit.”
“You go into a state and when you go away with one click, Will Smith disappears and what happens is, psychologically speaking, you go away and Daddy goes to Peter and you don’t realize you slip away. Then it’s over, and she comes back and looks for you and you go. It’s hard to explain, isn’t it? So? Will said to his kids. (Read how you will, but no, Will wasn’t filming Release When he stormed the Oscars stage and hit rock.)
He added, “So what happens is you play these characters, and when you play them long enough it’s like you move to another country and speak another language. If you speak the other language long enough, you start to lose your mother tongue.” .
Will told his children that it was “very important” that their generation “watch this movie and understand the foundations of this story and what it means in this country.”
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