Will Smith has been fighting off self-isolation boredom like the rest of us, so in an effort to fill his time and ours with entertainment, the star has teamed up with Snapchat to produce a weekly series.
The Hollywood mogul recently partnered with the social network to produce an exclusive series, “Will From Home,” which centers around Smith as he passes his quarantine time in his garage. During the episodes, he’ll chat with family and friends (celebrity guests to the rest of us), as well as ordinary people in an attempt to bring everyone closer as we all continue to practice social distancing.
“Will was feeling a lot of pent-up creative energy and was excited to do something with it in a new and different way,” said Snapchat’s head of original content Sean Mills, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The kinds of things that the community wants are things that are positive, that feel empowering,” he explained. “It’s not just about escapism but it’s about actually what is the good that can come of a challenging moment in time. Will From Home fits perfectly with that.”
New episodes of the series, which premiered Friday, April 3, will stream on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So far, Smith has already had Tyra Banks join him in an episode, where the two recreated an iconic “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” moment from 30 years ago.
Fans were excited to see Will and “Jackie” reunited and the brief re-enactment received a lot of positive responses.
“Amazing 🔥🔥🔥,” commented one fan.
“We all got that scene memorized 😂😂,” quipped another.
Smith recently appeared in an emergency episode of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s “Red Table Talk” series, spotlighting the pandemic and discussed the importance of social distancing. Also appearing in the episode were their daughter Willow Smith, Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones — show co-hosts — Will’s son Trey Smith, and Michael Osterholm, the director for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, who joined virtually.
“The virus is going to move through humanity, meaning there may be the same number of sick people over time,” he explained. “But with social distancing, new cases will be added more slowly, so fewer people are competing for hospital space at once. It’s no longer about stopping the virus; it’s about [preventing the fall of] hospital systems.”