The 48-year-old actor sat down for a Facebook Live session at the company's headquarters on Thursday, where he talked about preparing for his role as a man dealing with the death of his daughter, and how it helped him cope with his own father's death.
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"I got about two weeks into the preparation for the film, and my father was diagnosed with cancer. First, you know, it stunned me, and then it was the magical work of the universe," Smith revealed. "I could not believe that this was the film I was working on, and I was forced to face my father's mortality."
"It was rough for about a week, and then I