Smith, who was married to his first wife Sheree Zampino at the time, starred in the 1993 movie as Paul Poitier, a young man who enters the lives of an affluent couple played by Donald Sutherland and Stockard Channing. Zampino is the the mother of Smith’s son Trey.
His feelings for Channing spilled over into real life, Smith writes in “Will.”
Smith writes that when filming wrapped in New York, he and Zampino took their son back to Los Angeles.
“After the film wrapped, Sheree and Trey and I moved back to L.A,” Smith writes. “Our marriage was off to a rocky start. I found myself desperately yearning to see and speak to Stockard.”
Smith also delves into his split from Zampino, his difficult childhood, his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith.