Is Will Smith depressed? Actor reveals about feeling 'SUICIDAL', fans blame Jada
Will Smith is seen opening up about his weight loss journey and emotional turmoil in the trailer for 'The Best Shape of My Life'
The trailer of Will Smith's upcoming series 'Best Shape Of My Life' dropped on his YouTube channel on October 29, 2021, and it has left his fans shocked. The 53-year-old actor is seen opening up about his weight loss journey and emotional turmoil as he revealed that he once faced suicidal thoughts. The series, which is set to premiere on November 8, also features the veteran star in conversation with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Interestingly, Jada made the headlines a few days ago for complaining about her married life with Will Smith, especially speaking about the setbacks in the bedroom. She spurned many Will Smith fans as they slammed her for publicly shaming her husband, yet again. Their long marriage was riddled with cheating and extra-marital affairs from both sides but has stood the test of time. However, Will Smith's latest admission of "feeling suicidal" in the new trailer prompted a few fans to speculate if he was depressed and if so, whether the reason was Jada.
In the trailer of 'Best Shape of My Life', Smith directly addresses the audience and opens up about his flab to fit transformation journey. He asserted his determination to lose "20 pounds in 20 weeks" and can be seen working out at the gym frequently. He also admits being unaware of the non-physical struggles that come with the commitment of weight loss.
In one of the scenes, his wife Jada asked if the transformation would help him look better than he previously did in his film iRobot. He responds positively to the question, but later expresses the mental struggles he dealt with while trying to get into "the best shape of my life".
'When I started this show, I thought I was getting into the best shape of my life, physically. But mentally, I was somewhere else,' he shared, adding that the journey made him discover a "lot of hidden things" about himself. Smith is even penning a book on his hurdles and tumultous journey, for people to learn things they don't know about him. Towards the end of the trailer, he even goes on to say, "I don't want to do any of this. I'm finished with The Best Shape Of My Life."
In another glimpse, the actor can be seen surrounded by his children Jaden, Willow and Willard, while he emotionally speaks about the only time in his life when he contemplated suicide. While the trailer did not give any further context to the shocking scene, it did not take long for fans to raise concern about his mental health.
"I can't help but think if it was Jada talking about being suicidal, after Will Smith cheated on her... Will would be getting dragged from one side of the internet to the other. But because it's the other way around... she just gets a "you go girl" for breaking this man's heart," a fan tweeted, lashing out at Jada Pinkett Smith.
It must be mentioned in this regard that Jada herself had previously admitted to feeling "extremely suicidal" at the beginning of her Hollywood career, when she witnessed a quick rise to success.
Meanwhile, another fan of Will Smith threw shade at Jada while claiming that Will is severely depressed. "Like I just realized this man Will Smith is probably hella depressed. Like the fact ur significant other has been disrespecting u for like a while that shit has got to hurt. And I know (like other men who dealt with this sh*t) it really f**king hurts. Get better soon bro," they wrote.
"man, no wonder will smith depressed..." a third fan tweeted.
Like I just realized this man Will Smith is probably hella depressed. Like the fact ur significant other has been disrespecting u for like a while that shit has got to hurt. And I know (like other men who dealt with this shit) it really fucking hurts. Get better soon bro ✊🏾— LordMyles💪🏾🔥 (@_LordMyles) October 29, 2021
man, no wonder will smith depressed...— FoeHammer 🏴☠️ (@FoehammerCDXIX) October 28, 2021
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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7 by texting HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.