Hollywood and hip-hop icon Will Smith is making a plan to get his six-pack back. After opening up on social media recently about being in the worst shape of his life, the Grammy winner and Oscar nominee is committed to change.
Will Smith’s Fitness Journey Is Headed To YouTube
Of course, Will Smith won’t be getting back in shape in private. The veteran performer is partnering with YouTube for an upcoming series with the working title “Best Shape of My Life.” The 52-year-old will be sharing his fitness journey with the public.
“This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry. I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins…this is it! Imma get in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!! Teaming up with @YouTube to get my health & wellness back on track. Hope it works! 😬”
Will Smith Admits He’s Never Been In Worse Shape
The “Wild Wild West” hitmaker lives his life as an open book on social media. Will had no shame in sharing a pic of himself showing off a body that isn’t exactly beach-ready as the summer season approaches.
“I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life.”
Will Smith’s New Film Opposes GA Voting Laws
The Fresh Prince is taking a stand. The shooting of the cinema legend’s new slavery-era movie Emancipation has been moved to a different location in response to Georgia’s controversial new voting laws.
“At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice. We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state.” (Deadline)
Will Smith Playing Peter
Will Smith is playing a slave named Peter who fled a plantation, later on joining the Union Army during the Civil War. It’s based off of a true story, and Peter is known to be the man in “The Scourged Back” photo.
When the photo — which came to be known as “The Scourged Back” — was published by The Independent in May 1863 and then in the Harper’s Weekly July 4 issue, it became indisputable proof of the cruelty and barbarity of slavery in America. The photo reached around the world. It solidified the cause of abolitionists and prompted many free Blacks to join the Union Army.