Will Smith Reveals He "Considered Suicide" In Trailer for New Docuseries

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

In the trailer for his new six-part docuseries Best Shape of My Life, Hollywood megastar Will Smith has shared how he once "considered suicide".

Earlier this year, Smith shared with his 55 million Instagram followers that he was in the worst shape of his life and he intended to do something about it. What followed was a series of videos, which showed the Bad Boys star trying (and failing) to flip a tyre, attempting yoga and coming off second best in a battle with a pec-fly machine.

But what Smith didn't disclose was how getting into shape after 50, and attempting to write a book at the same time, was uncovering emotional and mental scars too.

“When I started this show, I thought I was getting into the best shape of my life, physically,” Smith said in the trailer. “But, mentally, I was somewhere else. I ended up discovering a whole lot of hidden things about myself.”

From the trailer it seems that what began as a fitness challenge for Smith became something else entirely. There's a moment where he sits around the table with his family and talks about how he contemplated suicide, while in another part of the trailer a voice-over shares how the Will Smith we all know was "largely a construction" and "a carefully crafted and honed character".

"Now I'm about to show the world how little I know myself," he said.

Smith also posted the trailer on his Instagram, with a caption that reveals what fans can expect from the upcoming series.

It simply reads: "Not every project works out the way you want it to."

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