Will Smith Reveals His Father was Physically Abusive in New Memoir

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Will Smith, in his upcoming memoir Will, reveals that his father was physically abusive.

Smith opened up about his childhood during a recent profile for GQ, which included passages from the memoir that reveal the violence he experienced for the first time.

Interviewing Smith, Wesley Lowery first highlighted his upcoming role as Richard Williams, the father of tennis all-stars Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard.

Serena was so impressed with Smith’s portrayal of her father that she told Lowery that “there were moments she had to remind herself that it wasn’t actually her father on the screen.”

Smith explained to Lowery that Richard Williams was similar to his own father, adding, “So when I first read [the
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