Months before the infamous Oscar slap, Will Smith had a vision that he was going to lose his career.
During a sit-in with David Letterman during the pre-Oscar-winning film “My Next Guest Doesn’t Need an Introduction,” he explained what happened when he stumbled upon a hallucinogenic ayahuska drink.
He said to Letterman. “I started to see that all my money was flying, տուն my house was flying, և my career was leaving, և I was trying to get my money, և my career և my whole life was falling apart. . This is my fear, I’m there, but I want to vomit. “
Will continued. “I hear a voice saying: And I’m going ․ Dad, how can you not help me? And I say, “I do not see you, child.”
“I stopped taking care of my house, I stopped taking care of my career, և I’m getting to the point where I’m settled, և the vote is still 100%. I’m still hearing Willow scream, my money is still flying, but I’m … completely relieved that hell is going on in my mind. ”
Before Smith called it “the most hellish personal psychological experience” he has ever been through, he had a mental shift. He emphasized. “I realized that I can overcome everything that happens in my life. I can manage any person I lose, I can overcome anything that goes wrong in my life, I can overcome anything in my marriage, I can overcome everything this life has to offer. “It’s part of the psychological training going on in Ayahuaska.”
Will noted. “I have developed confidence and love that I have never had. I am confident that I will be fine, no matter what. “
Smith revealed that he had taken ayahuasca 14 times in two years.
Will has been down since the Oscars, which he will not be able to attend for 10 years.
In response to the Oscar ban, Smith told People magazine: “I accept and respect the decision of the Academy.”
In late March, Smith and Chris Rock shared a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair on stage at the Oscars, much to the surprise of the audience, when it became physical when Will slapped Chris. Jada suffers from alopecia, which Chris reportedly did not know at the time.
After the Oscars, Will announced that he was leaving the academy.
He called his actions “shocking, painful and unforgivable.”
He added. “The list of those I have offended is long – including Chris, his family, many of my dearest friends, loved ones, everyone in the house, and global audiences. I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived the other candidates of their opportunity to celebrate the winners and to deserve their extraordinary work. I’m sorry. “
Will admitted that what he did overshadowed the show’s winners.
“I want to focus again on those who deserve attention for their achievements, to allow the Academy to return to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in cinema.”