Will Smith 'feels responsible for misinformation' around coronavirus

Will Smith poses with his family as he says he ‘feels responsible for a lot of the misinformation’ surrounding coronavirus because of his film I Am Legend

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Will Smith has joked he feels ‘responsible for a lot of the misinformation’ surrounding coronavirus.

The 51-year-old actor discussed the pandemic on the latest Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch, where he was joined by his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, their daughter Willow, Will’s son Trey and Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and quipped he felt the current situation reflects one of his own movies.

‘I wanted to do this because in 2008 I made I Am Legend, and I feel responsible for a lot of the misinformation,’ said the action star.

A family chat: Will Smith has joked he feels ‘responsible for a lot of the misinformation’ surrounding coronavirus. The 51-year-old actor discussed the pandemic on the latest Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch, where he was joined by his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, their daughter Willow, Will’s son Trey and Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and quipped he felt the current situation reflects one of his own movies

Bleak movie: ‘I wanted to do this because in 2008 I made I Am Legend, and I feel responsible for a lot of the misinformation,’ said the action star

The Francis Lawrence-directed movie centres on the story of a scientist who is the last human survivor of a plague.

In the film, Will’s character seeks to reverse the effects of the virus by using his own immune blood.

During their Red Table Talk, Jada reveals she’s keen to develop her understanding of coronavirus.

Solo: The Francis Lawrence-directed movie centres on the story of a scientist who is the last human survivor of a plague

Complicated plot: In the film, Will’s character seeks to reverse the effects of the virus by using his own immune blood

The 48-year-old actress – who has been married to Will since 1997 – said: ‘Just like other families around the world, we are trying to navigate all the information out there about COVID-19.’

Jada also explained why her 21-year-old son Jaden was absent from the discussion.

She said: ‘You’ll notice Jaden is not joining us today because he’s being a responsible human and social distancing.

His side of the story: During their Red Table Talk, Jada reveals she’s keen to develop her understanding of coronavirus

‘He’s been doing a lot of travelling and his main concern has been about Gammy [Adrienne], so he has decided to stay indoors and he’s actually following orders.’

Jada has also teased details of the show on her Twitter account.

The Hollywood star wrote on the micro-blogging platform: ‘We as a family were able to come around for @redtabletalk to get some questions answered. I hope this episode will help you and your family have discussions about COVID-19 and what it all means during this time as well. Stay healthy and safe [love heart emoji].’

Talking it out: Will wore a grey sweatshirt and a beard as he talked about COVID-19

 

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