Will Smith’s upcoming YouTube collection, Best Shape of My Life, is not going to be a typical, light-hearted ride-along with a middle-aged film star as he tries to shed a number of kilos. What begins with some jokey pictures of stomach flab and feedback about his mega-cut look in I, Robot rapidly turns extra severe. In the brand new trailer, which additionally touches on his forthcoming ebook, the A-lister alludes to a time in his life that he “considered suicide.”
He speaks these phrases at a desk surrounded by his visibly involved household. He is later seen on the identical desk (however carrying a distinct shirt) dabbing his eyes and muttering “damn.”
Shooting for the health collection coincided with Smith writing his heavily-anticipated memoir, Will. “It’s exposing my life and so many things that people don’t know about me,” he says in regards to the ebook in the brief clip. A scientific psychologist named Dr. Ramani Durvasula says that Smith is embarking on “two extraordinary difficult journeys,” referring to the autobiography and his push to lose 20 lbs in 20 weeks. The trailer reveals Smith reaching a breaking level: Amid barbells and exercise tools, he turns to the digital camera and says, “I don’t want to do any of this,” and that he’s “finished” with the collection.
In what sounds as if Smith is studying an excerpt from Will’s accomplished draft, he says: “What you have come to understand as ‘Will Smith,’ the alien-annihilating emcee, the bigger-than-life movie star, is largely a construction, a carefully crafted and honed character designed to protect myself, to hide myself from the world, to hide the coward.”
Last summer time, Smith and his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith joked through tears about their “bad marriage for life” on a really uncommon episode of Red Table Talk.
Will Smith: The Best Shape Of My Life debuts on YouTube on November 8 with six episodes.
The telephone quantity for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.