Actor Will Smith recently shared his thoughts about fame and how it has impacted his life while speaking at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia. The 55-year-old Academy Award winner equated fame with a “monster“, reflecting on the rollercoaster ride that being famous comes with.
“Fame is a unique monster,” he said during the festival, adding that there is a need for caution. “You can’t get excited when everybody is saying good things about you because the more you take when people are saying good things about you, the more hurt you’re gonna be when people are saying bad things about you,” he said.
Will Smith Says He Is Still Working On Self-Improvement
The actor said his previous “adversities” have made him value his self-awareness more than he used to. “I have to be clear about who I am and what I am attempting to do in the world,” Smith said. He said he values staying focused on his personal goals irrespective of what public opinions about him ensue.
He asserted that though he faced several challenges, his commitment to making a positive impact has been long-standing and concrete. “I have always wanted to put good into the world. I have always wanted to make people smile. I have always been devoted to the process of joy and inspiration,” he said.
Smith’s ‘I Am Legend’ In Final Stage Of Scripting
The actor also said that he is not perfect at the moment and he is still working on self-improvement. “I am deeply human, with a virtue that I have not yet perfected. I am in the process of perfecting my virtue,” he said, adding that he is hopeful about the next phase of his life.
In another interview, Smith recently spoke about the upcoming sequel to his 2007 blockbuster ‘I Am Legend‘. He is co-starring in the movie with Michael B. Jordan. In a subtle hint, Smith said the movie’s script is in its final stages. He did not spill any further details about the movie.