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Will Smith Opens Up About His Dad’s Death


Will Smith says that his father’s death helped him with his new movie role. Smith stars in “Collateral Beauty” about a man who pretty much loses it while dealing with loss.

“What was really interesting was that I got the screenplay right when my father was diagnosed,” Smith told Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “So I have this screenplay and I’m doing all of this research about a guy who experiences death at a time when my father is given six weeks.”

Smith’s father Willard Carroll Smith, Sr. passed away last month.

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