Why Will Smith calls himself a 'coward'?

Will Smith will always stand by his family.

Season 4 of Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” premiered Friday with Smith, 53, visiting the couch in the second episode.

fans were in for a big disappointment to find out that the episode was filmed before March 2022

In his conversation with Letterman, Smith also touched on his recent memoir, “Will,” and spoke about his childhood and his parents’ contentious relationship.

“The first line of the first chapter is, ‘I’ve always thought of myself as a coward,'” Smith explained to Letterman.

“When I was 9 years old, I saw my father beat up my mother, and I didn’t do anything. And that just left a traumatic impression of myself as a coward.”

“Life is so exciting to me right now, because I can reach people differently than I’ve ever been able to reach people, largely because of my pain,” he said.

“I’m really ready to dive into my art in a way that I think will be hopefully fulfilling for me and helpful for the human family.”

Smith also gave Letterman some boxing tips and spoke about defending his family.

“You can’t protect your family, right?” the father of three said. “That’s not real. Protection and safety is an illusion