Will Smith revealed in his upcoming interview with David Letterman that he had hallucinations of a vision of losing his career and fortune while on a trip to the ayahuasca drug, according to a clip recently posted on Twitter.
The reception for Letterman’s Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” came at a surprising time, as the 53-year-old actor recorded the interview before attending the Academy Awards.
During the ‘Oscars awards ceremony, he hit presenter Chris Rock on stage after the comedian made a joke referring to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss and since then he has been delayed by some high-profile projects.
Smith opens the interview by admitting that he was ‘terrified’ of taking ayahuasca, a drink originally from South America produced from plants that cause a psychedelic experience.
People who use this drink report having hallucinations and vision, sometimes including dramatic ones that are supposed to have therapeutic effects.
Smith said he decided it was something he wanted to try. Describing his vision of ruining his career, he called it “the most devilish individual psychological experience of my life.” He said the hallucinatory properties of the drink are not felt for about 45 minutes.
Then suddenly, it’s like seeing all my money lost. And my house is leaving. And my career is gone. And I’m trying to grab my money and my career. My whole life is being ruined.
The presenter made him confirm that the vision represented ‘his fear in real life. The vision became even more disturbing for Smith after he heard his daughter Willow Smith, 21, shouting at him from a distance, “Dad, help me! Dad! How will you not help me? ”
Then slowly, I no longer cared about my money, I just wanted to go to Willow. I no longer care about my home or my career. I still hear Willow shouting. My money is still running out, but I will go. And I am completely calm, even though there is hell in my mind.
When I got out of it, I realized that whatever happens in my life, I can handle it. I can afford any person I lose, I can afford anything that goes wrong in my life, and I can afford anything in my marriage. I can afford everything life offers me.