If you haven’t noticed, there has been a lot of buzz in the media about the 2022 Oscars and Will Smith’s controversial slap of Chris Rock. This moment instantly became a meme after it happened, and has now become part of popular culture. It dominated conversations at post-Oscar parties and on social media. The ugliness of the incident was the dominant topic of discussion over drinks, dinner and dessert. It was a dark cloud hanging over an event usually filled with laughter, celebration and newfound fame.
Will Smith is one of the most well-known actors of all time, having starred as the eponymous character in the 90s family sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and starring in a variety of blockbuster films. He is also a producer and a rapper, and has won multiple awards for his acting and music. He is the most nominated actor in Academy history with 21 nominations for his work.
In a recent interview with CBS’s David Letterman, Smith revealed that he has been through some dark times in his life and was struggling to find meaning. He took a 2-year acting break, which resulted in him spending some time in Peru experimenting with the mind-expanding psychedelic drug ayahuasca. It was during this experience that he realized how empty his fame and success were. It caused him to reassess his life and realize that he needed to do something more meaningful with his life.
Throughout his career, Smith has been in many high-grossing movies including Men in Black, Independence Day and The Pursuit of Happiness. He has also released a number of rap albums and been the face of several advertising campaigns. Smith has a large following on social media, with over 24 million followers on Instagram alone.
As a celebrity, he has his own custom-built motorhome that he uses as his home-away-from-home when filming. It’s worth about $12 million and has a full kitchen, a hot tub and a game room. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star also has his own private island in the Bahamas.
As a father, Smith is incredibly protective of his children. He has been a vocal advocate for equality and has often defended his daughters in the media. In his latest role as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Smith’s final scene as the family moves out was perhaps the most traumatic for fans. It was the last time fans saw Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton, and it’s clear that the show will be missed by many. The house may no longer be in Bel-Air, but it’s sure to remain an iconic property for years to come.