Will Smith is where he's always wanted to be.
It's safe to say that Will Smith is no longer considered a rising movie star. He's secured himself two Oscar nominations, will always be the beloved Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and he's had people in tears from his comedy films and dramatic films - case in point: The Pursuit of Happyness.
On the latest episode of his Facebook Watch Series Will Smith's Bucket List, the Focus actor took part in a half-marathon in Cuba where he explained how at one point in his life he would have been so much harder on himself regarding his outcome of completing it in two-and-a-half hours. "I think of all the bucket lists this is the one I’m most concerned about," he said. “Like, in my deepest honesty with myself, I really am not sure if I can run 13 miles.”
In preparation for the run, Will had to undergo some routine physical checkups and he explained how he's not used to not liking what he sees in the mirror.
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“Being this far out of shape is kind of a little bit new for me,” he said. “I didn’t drink for over a decade. You know, during my rise as a movie star, I was, like, wildly disciplined, so being in this place in my life, even something as simple as taking my shirt off while I’m out of shape, like, you know this for me now allowing myself to be seen less than optimally is new.”
Back in the day, nothing was more important to Will than becoming the biggest movie star. But those thoughts and intense feelings against himself are all in the past.
“I’m really in a different place in my life as I’ve gotten older I don’t feel the pressure of living up to the billboard image of myself like I used to, and living with these imperfections and accepting my weaknesses has brought me so much freedom. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life," he added.