Over the weekend, Netflix unveiled a brand new episode of My Subsequent Visitor Wants No Introduction, taped earlier than the 2022 Oscars, with Will Smith sitting down with former late-night host David Letterman. The lads mentioned Will’s 2021 memoir, his Oscar-winning King Richard position, and the psychedelic journey he had that predicted his profession “downfall.”
Whereas the revelation was shared earlier than his Oscars outburst the place he slapped comic Chris Rock for a joke made about his spouse, it sounded eerily just like the backlash the actor obtained as a consequence.
Will Smith’s Predicts Profession Spiral Whereas On Psychedelic
Whereas talking with Letterman, the Oscar-winner admitted taking ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea, 14 instances inside two years. He acknowledged that he noticed his profession “going away” throughout one vital journey.
“When you drink it, you’re going to see your self in a manner you’ve by no means seen your self. One of many experiences was the person most hellish psychological expertise of my life. So I’m consuming and sitting there, after which rapidly, it’s like I begin seeing all of my cash flying away, and my home is flying away, and my profession goes away.”
In a panic, the Hollywood star turned bodily unwell at his imaginative and prescient.
“My entire life is getting destroyed,” he stated. “That is my concern in actual life, and I’m in there, and I’m eager to vomit, and all of that, and I hear a voice saying: ‘That is what the f— it’s. That is what the f— life is.’”
Will Smith then described seeing his daughter Willow cry out for assist which modified his imaginative and prescient.
“Then slowly, I ended caring about my cash; I simply needed to get to Willow. I ended caring about my home, my profession,” he shared with Letterman. ”
After I got here out of it, I spotted that something that occurs in my life, I can deal with it,” the 53-year-old actor stated. “I can deal with any individual I lose; something that goes fallacious in my life can deal with something in my marriage. Something that this life has to supply me.”
Will Says He Can’t Shield His Household, It’s An Phantasm
Within the dialog with Letterman, there’s additionally a noteworthy second the place Will observes that “you possibly can’t shield your loved ones.”
“Safety and security is an phantasm. It’s a must to study to dwell with the truth that any second, something could be gone in a single second,” he stated. “So with that actuality, how are you going to be right here? And how are you going to be joyful and be right here?”
If you happen to recall, Smith spoke about defending his spouse, Jada, within the controversial second that costed him his Oscars invitation for the subsequent ten years. He later apologized for his actions calling them “unacceptable and inexcusable.” He’s since resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences. The Movie Academy has banned Will Smith from attending Oscars and different Academy occasions for the subsequent 10 years.