June 16, 2024 4:23 am

Will Smith Recalls Going 'Too Far' for Emancipation Role: 'I Wanted to Feel the Degradation'
Will Smith Recalls Going 'Too Far' for Emancipation Role: 'I Wanted to Feel the Degradation'

Will Smith Recalls Going ‘Too Far’ for Emancipation Role: ‘I Wanted to Feel the Degradation’

Will Smith put his all into his performance in the acclaimed drama Emancipation, though he admits that he went too far. In the film, which is set during the 1860s, Smith plays the role of a runaway slave. While speaking about the film on Kevin Hart’s Peacock series Hart to Heart (per Screen Rant), the Oscar winner explained how he insisted upon using real chains locked to his neck to make his performance more genuine, though that led to a tense moment when there was a mishap with the key.

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​Will Smith says he “went too far” with trying to make his Emancipation performance feel more genuine, but he doesn’t regret a thing. Read More