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Will Smith hopes his work spreads relief

Los Angeles
Dec 14, 2016

Actor Will Smith says he looks at his projects as more than just movie-making, and wants to 'relieve some suffering in somebodys life' with his work.

'At this point, what draws me to a project is about more than just making a movie. I'm trying to create something that will potentially relieve some suffering in somebody's life,' Smith said in a statement.

He added: 'As an artiste, you're really trying to craft a gift.'

'The Pursuit of Happyness' star says he is proud of his upcoming film 'Collateral Beauty'.

'Collateral Beauty' - releasing across cinemas in India on Friday - stars Smith as a New York ad man who slips into a downward spiral upon the loss of his daughter. It also features Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, and is directed by David Frankel.

The actor said: 'This is a film I'm particularly proud of. It's explores real emotions that are universal, with a powerful message of hope at its heart - it's everything you want a holiday movie to be.'

He also said that playing someone who has cut himself off from everyone around him was a 'fun challenge'.

Los Angeles
Dec 14, 2016

Actor Will Smith says he looks at his projects as more than just movie-making, and wants to 'relieve some suffering in somebodys life' with his work.

'At this point, what draws me to a project is about more than just making a movie. I'm trying to create something that will potentially relieve some suffering in somebody's life,' Smith said in a statement.

He added: 'As an artiste, you're really trying to craft a gift.'

'The Pursuit of Happyness' star says he is proud of his upcoming film 'Collateral Beauty'.

'Collateral Beauty' - releasing across cinemas in India on Friday - stars Smith as a New York ad man who slips into a downward spiral upon the loss of his daughter. It also features Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, and is directed by David Frankel.

The actor said: 'This is a film I'm particularly proud of. It's explores real emotions that are universal, with a powerful message of hope at its heart - it's everything you want a holiday movie to be.'

He also said that playing someone who has cut himself off from everyone around him was a 'fun challenge'.

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