April 19, 2024 3:59 pm

Will Smith on His Role in Emancipation: 'Peter Was Grueling; Physically, Emotionally and Mentally in Every Way'
Will Smith on His Role in Emancipation: 'Peter Was Grueling; Physically, Emotionally and Mentally in Every Way'

Will Smith on His Role in Emancipation: ‘Peter Was Grueling; Physically, Emotionally and Mentally in Every Way’

Will Smith is ready for his next feature film, starring in Emancipation for AppleTV+. He plays Peter, an enslaved man known as “Whipped Peter,” whose photo has since gone down in the history books for depicting the brutality of slavery. Nevertheless, he escaped captivity, journeying through Louisiana and eventually joining the Union army. Emancipation will follow Smith’s character through all the cruelty, offering a disturbing look at life on southern plantations.

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​Will Smith returns to the big screen in Emancipation, from director Antoine Fuqua for Apple TV+. Read More