Will Smith nearly slept through Golden Globe nomination
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 December 2015
Will Smith has revealed he nearly slept through his Golden Globes nomination if it wasn't for his wife Jada Pinkett Smith "slapping" him and waking him up
Will Smith nearly slept through his Golden Globes nomination.
The 'Concussion' star - who is nominated in the prestigious awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) - has revealed he was woken up by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who "slapped" him because she was so excited.
He shared: "My wife slapped me out of my sleep to wake me up and tell me. She was just so ecstatic.
"It was like a really great married moment. We were so bound together. It was us, it was ours, 'we' were nominated. It was a great recognition of how far we've come as a couple."
The 47-year-old star is only one of two black actors to be handed a nomination, alongside Idris Elba, but he insists he doesn't want to "focus" on race or prejudice and would rather think about inclusion and "trust" the world will follow in his thoughts.
He told the New York Times newspaper: "I generally try not to focus on racism or prejudice in terms of artistry in that way.
"Because I feel like your thoughts are magnetic. If I'm thinking about myself as a black dude that got nominated, I magnetise the negativity that comes around that separation. If inclusion is what I'm looking for, I have to first make my mind and heart inclusive, then trust that the world will fall in behind it."