“Collateral Beauty” American actor Will Smith declared last Friday that his return to the dramatic film with the film directed by David Frankel Collateral Beauty coincides with a "difficult" stage in his life marked by the death of his father.
Smith presented that day in New York this film of philosophical court in which it interprets to Howard, an advertising executive who, after suffering the terrible loss of his daughter, does not find the meaning to the life, which takes to him to write therapeutic letters To abstract concepts such as love, time and death..
"When I started working on this film, my father was diagnosed with cancer and gave him six weeks of life," Smith told reporters, who said he could channel "the inevitable pain" of losing a loved one through Character while preparing it.”...
Smith's father died on November 8, and the actor had not made any statements about it until now. "This film, and working on it, has changed me forever ... Discovering how to face the idea of death is the greatest difficulty for the human being," added Smith.
The actor confessed to feeling "very identified" with the ideas conveyed by this film, which shows that love, time and death are a constant in the life of the human being, and how even the worst tragedy can reveal moments of "unexpected beauty'.
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For his part, Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) said that the film explores in a "very human" way the unique feelings that connect all people and remember the reasons that make "life worthwhile."....
Asked by journalists, the actress and winner of an Oscar for The Queen Helen Mirren, who accompanies Smith on the film incarnating "death", wanted to clarify that is not precisely what scares her the most, because for her the step Of time is "the most painful when you lose someone".
“Collateral Beauty” Smith, on the other hand, confessed that in real life, and despite the death of his father, there is nothing that "tortured him more than love." "I'm a romantic," said the actor, who has built a talented career in Hollywood in different genres.
After releasing last August the film Suicide Squad, in which plays the villainous Deadshot, Will Smith returns to the dramatic genre with Collateral Beauty, that will arrive at the cinemas of the United States the 16 of December. "My life experiences are my main wealth and allow me to be able to understand in depth more complex human emotions, and that is reflected in my performances as an actor," said Smith, who became known for the series "The Prince of Bel- Air ".!
One of the producers of the film, Oscar-winner Michael Sugar, immediately became clear that Howard's role had to be interpreted by someone with "charisma" and liked by the public, so he considered that Smith was "the choice Perfect ".. .