The true essence of what makes a film star a beloved and memorable individual is their acting talents mixed with their mannerisms and attitude towards everyone around them. And while Will Smith may have faced a lot of backlash for his actions on the night of the 94th Academy Award Ceremony, he is still considered one of the best actors to be around by many.
in fact, the star is reported to be very deeply caring about his family, especially his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who have stayed together through thick and thin and faced numerous challenges together. On one such occasion, Smith was so concerned about kissing another woman who wasn’t her wife that he brought her on set beside him during the kissing scene he was about to engage in with his female co-star.
Will Smith Kissed Rosario Dawson In His Wife’s Presence On The Sets Of Seven Pounds
Revered as one of the best acting talents in the Hollywood industry, Will Smith‘s resume consists of multiple Oscar nominations and award-winning films. Therefore, people seldom doubt the ability of the Ali star to make something special for the audience. But as actors, the stars have to also be considerate of what they do does not hurt or create misunderstanding for their loved ones, which is what was going through his mind when he wanted his wife Jada Pinkett Smith alongside him while doing a kissing scene.
The film in question is the 2008 romance drama Seven Pounds, which featured him and Rosario Dawson in the lead as the main couple of the film. In a past interview, Dawson revealed that the hard parts of the shoot came when it was time for their characters to get intimate in front of the camera because Smith was very shy around her. She also revealed that during one of their kissing scenes, both of them had to execute the shot with Smith’s wife watching them. She said;
“Here is the guy who was pushing our kiss to like the end and the end and the end of the schedule, so the point was like, ‘OK, I know I don’t smell bad… I know I brushed my teeth…I did the deodorant!.’ He wanted Jada to be on set, and she was letting him know, ‘Baby you really need to bring it! Don’t embarrass me.’ So, she was on my side on this one.”
And thus, with that little reassurance, Smith was able to execute the scenes with perfection and finesse, just as he does with all his other roles.
What Was Seven Pounds About?
The art of bringing a not-so-mysterious man with mysterious motives to life requires the delicate art of expressions and subtlety in emotional conflict, something that Will Smith executed amazingly in the film. The story follows Ben Thomas, an IRS agent, who blames himself for the death of seven people and is guilt-ridden to such an extreme that he cannot live with himself until he does something to right his wrongs.
Seven Pounds, available on Google Play Movies.