I gained so much respect for Will Smith after this. I remember thinking ‘Holy Cow, he’s a celebrity and he’s going through the same thing I am.”
“How come he don’t want me, man?”
From what I’ve heard, Will Smith’s father actually left him. This wasn’t entirely scripted. Will went off on his own rant, and the hug at the end was genuine.
His character was just supposed to shrug off his dad leaving again and he starts to but then Will goes off script. That whole speech is coming entirely from him. The hug at the end is also genuine, actor to actor not character to character.
reblog every fucking time
One of the few genuine moments of television history, and one of the few moments that really get to me.
I remember watching this for the first time with my mom as a kid and we both cried
I have strong feelings about being there as a Dad. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to try.
And you have to be there.