kevin hart and will smith talk about being a dad amid new netflix movie 'fatherhood'.

Kevin Hart and Will Smith [photo courtesy]>

Kevin Hart and Will Smith [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa June 23, 2021

With a new movie called "Fatherhood" out now, Kevin Hart swung by "Red Table Talk" for a one-on-one conversation with Will Smith about the trials and tribulations of being a dad in the public eye.

Throughout the 45-minute episode, the two touched on their biggest parenting mistakes, how they made their blended families work, and how they address tough issues, including his infidelity in Hart's case with their children.

As Hart and Smith sat down, they started to discuss what makes a good father, with both of them saying it was vital for them to be nothing like their own dads.

"I had a bad father. No disrespect to my dad. My dad wasn't the best father," said Hart, citing his dad's history with drugs, incarceration and bad relationship with his mother. 

For Will, he said he watched his father "bust my mother in the head," saying, "I made the decision that I damn sure wasn't gonna do that when I had my family."

Smith, of course, is dad to his son with ex-wife Sheree Zampino, 28-year-old Trey, and his two children with Jada, Jaden and Willow. Hart, meanwhile, has four children; Heaven, 16, and Hendrix, 13, with ex-wife Torrei and Kenzo, 3, and Kaori, eight months, with wife Eniko Parrish.

While Hart said he was "very lucky to have two amazing mothers" for his children, he acknowledged he's had his "ups and downs" with his ex.