American actor Will Smith has disclosed information never said before in his new memoir “me” about his parents.
The actor revealed that he once thought about killing his father to avenge his mother for her abuse.
In excerpts of his new memoir published on People, Will Smith revealed the abounding setting of his early life in Philadelphia with his parents.
He also noted that his father was violent but was always present at every game or recital.
Will Smith wrote, “He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies. He listened to every record. He visited every studio.
“When I was nine years old, I watched my father punch my mother in the side of the head so hard that she collapsed. I saw her spit blood.”
Actor Will Smith Shares Secret in his New Memoir “Me”
The actor further recounted how he had contemplated killing his father because of how he treated his mother.
Narrating it, he said a particular night, darkness awakened in him, and he cautiously wheeled his father from his sickbed towards the bathroom, noting that the path between the bedroom and the bathroom went past the top of the stairs.
“As a child I’d always told myself that I would one day avenge my mother. I paused at the top of the stairs. I could shove him down, and easily get away with it. As the decades of pain, anger, and resentment coursed then receded, I shook my head and proceeded to wheel Daddio to the bathroom,” He said.
Reflecting on his entertainment achievements and his relationship with his father, Will Smith stated that nothing received from the material world can create inner peace or fulfilment. In the end, it will not matter one single bit how well a person is loved but how well a person loves others.