‘Seven Pounds’ is about a man searching for salvation. The man who plays him is searching, too.
Will Smith has been experimenting with the bittersweet side of life in his last few films. A down-on-his-luck and out-of-work father (“The Pursuit of Happyness”), a man faced with the end of the world (“I Am Legend”) and an alcoholic superhero trying to get his life back on track (“Hancock”). Not exactly the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This month Smith takes on another somber role in the film “Seven Pounds,” where he plays a man desperate for redemption after he makes one tragic mistake that ruins the lives of seven people. The film also stars Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson and Connor Cruise, the son of his good friend Tom Cruise (and Nicole Kidman). Smith talked to NEWSWEEK’s Allison Samuels.
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