What I Learned Hanging Out On Set With Will Smith And His Family Last Week

So big homie (Will Smith) is back in town. He's producing a film starring his son, Jaden Smith, Cara DeLevigne & Cuba Gooding Jr.

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So big homie’s back in town. He’s producing a film starring his son, Jaden Smith, Cara DeLevigne & Cuba Gooding Jr.

One of my best buddies is his brother-in-law, Caleb…Jada’s younger brother. Who also happens to be the President of Overbrook Entertainment, Will’s production company.

We connected a couple years ago when they were shooting Suicide Squad and have remained friends ever since.

The mind has a funny way of playing with your emotions. I would consider that entire 6 months of filming Suicide Squad as life changing. I was beyond inspired. I went from watching Will Smith on my broken black and white TV in my foster home to working for the man himself, making sure his family was well taken care of at all of our different bars, restaurants and nightclubs and producing the wrap party for the Suicide Squad on a 20,000 sq ft sound stage on set.

Fast forward two years later and they’re coming back in town…and I was feeling down. Here I am, I thought, still pretty much in the same position as I was when they left.

But that’s not true. When they were here I was wrapped up in two totally horrible relationships that drained me emotionally, mentally and financially. One was personal and one was professional.

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