Will Smith Says Pandemic Has Him in the ‘Worst Shape’ of His Life

Will Smith at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Gemini Man' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on October 6, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages

Like many other Americans, quarantine life has taken a toll on Will Smith’s waistline.

The Aladdin star posted a body-conscious photo on Instagram Monday, revealing he’s put on a few pounds over the past year in lockdown during of the  COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m gonna be real wit y’all – I’m in the worst shape of my life,” Smith wrote in the caption.

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Thousands of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor’s followers, including some of his famous friends, thanked and encouraged him for posting the photo — which showed Smith revealing his bare chest and midsection in an open robe, while wearing shorts and slippers.

“We’re twins,” fellow Fresh Prince co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff wrote in the comments.

Former California governor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger encouraged Smith to continue working out, “Will, you poor baby, I’m crying for you, even though you’re still in better shape than 90% of America. Keep pumping!?”

Bad Boys director Michael Bay joked that filming together would help Smith get back into tip-top form.

“Well…let’s get the band back together?? Bad Boys Final chapter. You’ll get in shape I guarantee you!”

The love handles may or may not be a part of Smith’s character preparation for his upcoming slave drama Emancipation, directed by Hollywood heavyweight Antoine Fuqua.

As previously reported, the film was scheduled to begin shooting in Georgia this summer but Smith and Fuqua chose to exit the state due to its restrictive voting laws.

“We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access,” they said in a joint statement last month.

The movie has moved production to Louisiana, New Orleans officials announced.