Will Smith Got Real About Being In 'Worst Shape Of My Life' And People Loved It


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Will Smith may have just posted the most honest celebrity photo of anyone in the last year.

The actor shared a waterside snapshot of himself over the weekend, wearing an open hoodie exposing his chest and stomach with shorts, that was captioned with: “I’m gonna be real wit yall - I’m in the worst shape of my life.”

The 52-year-old is all smiles in the photo.

Smith has previously been well-known for taking training regimens on set very seriously, building muscle for roles like “I Am Legend” and even earning himself an “eight-pack” for “Suicide Squad.”

Yet, after a pandemic year in which 61% Americans say they’ve gained weight, Smith’s realness resonated with more than just a few fans.

While Questlove commented, “this is the most amazing post in the history of social media,” director Ava DuVernay remarked that she saw “no ‘worst’ here.”

Some thanked Smith for his honesty and noted that it’s “important for people to understand that even famous people don’t have [a] ‘perfect’ body” and, as people are wont to do on social media, there were of course plenty of others that were thirsty af.

“All i see is a meal sir,” wrote one fan, while someone else remarked that Smith looked “Daddy aF.”

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Will Smith praised for Instagram post declaring, ‘I’m in the worst shape of my life’

Yahoo News 03 May, 2021 - 08:42am

The “Men in Black” star shared a picture of himself Sunday, and commenters were quick to laugh along with its honest nature.

“You’re Will Smith!! You can be in whatever shape you want,” musician Sonna Rele commented.

“This is the most amazing post in the history of social media,” Questlove wrote.

"You look good!" Amy Schumer added.

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“Man! You have been in shape your whole life. Enjoy the dad bod with pride! Let’s end... the carbs discrimination,” someone else joked.

“Let me be real with you. You’re 52. You look great,” famed meme creator Tank Sinatra wrote.

"You're a real one for this," added YouTuber Casey Neistat.

"This part of life is called 'keeping it all the way real,'" another fan commented.

Smith has been keeping busy during the pandemic. He's been working on a big-budget film called "Emancipation," a thriller about runaway slaves, and earlier this year he appeared on popular podcast "Pod Save America" and discussed his experiences with racism.

Last year, he also participated in the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reunion, which aired on HBO Max in November, and he took the time to share with fans "everything you didn't see," as he described it in a video on his YouTube page.

In December, he also took the time to virtually meet up with 8-year-old Aaron Moreno, who helped get his family a home by selling plants. Smith gifted him Dodgers tickets and a PlayStation 5, among other things.

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Will Smith Says This New Shirtless Pic Is "The Worst Shape of My Life"

Yahoo Entertainment 03 May, 2021 - 02:27am

The 52-year-old Bad Boys for Life star, who famously got into incredibly muscular shape to play the title character in 2001's biopic Ali, shared a photo via Instagram on Sunday, May 2 of himself wearing a zipper hoodie and short shorts but no shirt. He appeared to be enjoying a conversation with someone who isn't pictured, and the actor was gesturing with his right hand.

"I'm gonna be real wit yall - I'm in the worst shape of my life," Will candidly captioned the post.

His message led to a litany of supportive responses, including one from his former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Nia Long, who wrote, "You still got it baby!!!"

Questlove commented, "This is the most amazing post in the history of social media." Meanwhile, Jenni "JWoww" Farley wrote, "Same [crying while laughing and praise hands] live your best life."

Additionally, director Ava DuVernay posted, "I see no 'worst' here." And Steve Aoki wrote, "Hahahhahahaha that face [it] fits the caption so well."

"I knew from the very beginning that this was going to be a big movie for me," Will shared. He said it was "really scary" to suffer the injury but explained it somehow wasn't enough to keep him from continuing to work on his physique.

"When you're 47 years old, no injury is a mild injury anymore," the Aladdin star added at the time. "I was stepping back to throw a blow, and my calf popped. Everyone heard it. The doctor there told me that I was going to be down for six weeks, but I couldn't allow that."

Long story short, we're sure Will could say, "Yo, holmes—smell ya later," to any look he's not happy with. But we also admire that he manages to take pride in himself, regardless of what anyone else might think. Sounds like a true prince to us.

"I'm gonna be real wit yall," Will Smith captioned the candid post

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