05 Aug, 2023


Actor, Will Smith, Admits Going 'Too Far' For 'Enslaved Man' Role

By FactsWow Team

Will Smith

The actor, Will Smith, has opened up about going beyond the boundaries to prepare for his role in an action and thriller movie 'Emancipation.'

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The Oscar Winner

In an interview at Kevin Hart's Peacock Show, an Oscar winner of Will Smith shared the result he faced when he filmed the 2022 movie. Discover more stories from Factswow.com, and stay tuned with the latest trends.

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Smith Plays a Peter Role

In the film, Smith portrays Peter's role, as an enslaved person living in Louisiana during the 1860s, following President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery in secessionist Confederate states.

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'Teary' Movie For Smith

Will Smith said that he went too far in the Emancipation movie. He expressed that even just talking about the experience brings tears to his eyes, as it deeply affected him emotionally and physically.

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Smith felt Slavery Feelings

Smith wanted to feel the degradation of slavery, so he went too far in. The level of human brutality and what he will do in the movie. The Pursuit of Happiness star disclosed that he was tied up with real slave chains and wanted to experience their 'weight.'

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Greatest Experience for Smith

It was one of the greatest experiences for Smith he has ever faced as an actor. Peter introduced him to God. Smith's faith got solid after working on that movie. This is one of many examples where the actor tapped into his inner Daniel Day-Lewis.

Smith played A Con Artist

Back in 2015, Will Smith, with his 'Six Degrees of Separation', got an early taste of the dangers of going too far for the role. In the movie, he plays a con artist who targets an affluent Manhattan couple.

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