Will Smith shares his thoughts on fame’s ‘one-of-a-kind monster’ | News

Will Smith has strong feelings about fame.

During an appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia on Saturday (December 2), the “King Richard” star opened up about his personal experiences and evolving relationship with the spotlight, especially after “the adversity of the last couple of years.”

In the clip he shares Deadlinethe veteran actor reflected on fame, saying, “Fame is a unique monster… I had to be very careful.”

He advocated against letting praise affect you negatively: “You can’t get excited when everyone says good things about you because the more you accept when people say good things, the more you’ll be hurt when people say bad things about you, right. “

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Drawing from past experiences, Smith emphasized the importance of self-understanding, mentioning that he learned through previous adversity that he had to “be clear about who I am and what I’m trying to do in the world.”

“And I can’t need applause from others to stay focused on my mission,” Smith said. “I always wanted to bring good into the world. I always wanted to make people smile. I have always been dedicated to the process of joy and inspiration.”

The actor revealed his ongoing journey of self-improvement, sharing “in the process of perfecting my virtue,” noting that “the biggest thing that happened was that I was deeply humbled and deeply inspired to perfect my light.”

“And that’s what this next phase of my life is going to be – perfecting and shining my light as brightly as I can, on as many people as possible.”

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