Will Smith Planned to “Murder” His Abusive Father and Get Away With It

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In a revealing interview, Hollywood star Will Smith opened up about some darker aspects of his childhood. Unfortunately, even some of the actors who have given us laughter for years have had to go through incredibly tough times. Will Smith is an incredible actor, who did not always have it so easy with his home life, which is something the actor used to channel for future characters that would soon become a household name.

When you think of Will Smith, a few things may come to mind — and often, very positive! Perhaps his music career, his time on the hit 90s’ sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or if you are a Disney fan, Smith’s Genie may come to mind. 

Will Smith as the Genie
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In the live-action rendition of Aladdin, Will Smith took on the role of the Genie, filling the large shoes of the late Robin Williams. Smith was able to give the Genie the same chaotic energy we all know and love, except he was able to add his own flair to the role. The music had a much strong hip-hop vibe to it, and Smith’s Genie was very urban and super cool.

"Aladdin" live-action remake
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As noted by Disney Wiki, Smith’s Disney career began long before Aladdin

He played Robert Clayton Dean in the 1998 spy-thriller film, Enemy of the State. He also made an appearance in Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. He was mentioned in the Jonas L.A. episode “Wrong Song” and voiced Lance Sterling in Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise.

"Aladdin" live-action remake
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Recently, Culture Crave (@CultureCrave) reported an interview in which Smith spoke about a much darker side. The actor once contemplated killing his father to avenge the abuse his mother endured at his hand. The Hollywood star thought that he would easily get away with the crime due to his status and popularity. The unfortunate thought process that Smith had to go through in order to say this shows just how horrible and traumatic his childhood must have been.

Will Smith contemplated killing his dad to avenge the abuse his mother suffered during his childhood

“I’m Will Smith. No one would ever believe I killed my father on purpose. I’m one of the best actors in the world. My 911 call would be Academy Award level”

Of course, Will did not kill his father, and this was just a thought that he had at an earlier time due to the abuse his father was inflicting on his mother, but reading how seriously the actor contemplated the thought is a little shocking, as it gives the actor who comes off as a fun, goofy type character to many, a very sad and deeply hurt. Will Smith is married to Jada Pinkett Smith and has three children, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, and Trey Smith.

What do you think of what Smith said? Let us know in the comments below. 


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