Watch: Hollywood star Will Smith’s most candid interview on life and career
Hollywood star Will Smith, one of the most bankable actors in the world, spoke candidly at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He left the audience in splits with stories from his life and film career. Smith spoke about how his decision to turn actor wasn’t exactly out of choice. “I was young; I was growing up... I didn’t pay my taxes... They (Internal Revenue Service) come and they start taking your things. So my transition from music to acting wasn’t exactly a choice. I was like, oh man, I need to do something to make some new money,” Smith said to a burst of laughter at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. During the 1990s and the 2000s, Smith emerged as one of the world’s most successful leading men with roles in films such as Independence Day and Bad Boys. His box office streak of delivering eight consecutive films to have grossed more than $100 million in the US remains unmatched.