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”Fame is a unique monster” - Will Smith confirms the sequel of his 2007 action-thriller I Am Legend

Amidst the heinous slap incident at the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith’s Emancipation garnered much appreciation in 2022

”Fame is a unique monster” - Will Smith confirms the sequel of his 2007 action-thriller I Am Legend

Will Smith at Red Sea International Film Festival

Last Updated: 04.05 AM, Dec 03, 2023


There's no way to feel at ease, other than making fun of oneself, and that's what Will Smith proved recently. Back in April 2022, Smith made his first public appearance in Mumbai, after the heinous and shocking slap incident at the 94th Academy Awards in March. He was reported to visit some guru in Haridwar. Since then, the 2023 has come to an end now, and the Men In Black actor was not spotted anywhere. It was rumoured that he was under rehabilitation.

Will Smith attend Red Sea International Film Festival

Nevertheless, to make his fans less worried, Smith has recently appeared at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. While talking to the paparazzi at the red carpet, Will confirmed his next film with Michael B. Jordan, which is I Am Legend 2 on December 2, 2023.

The actor, who had once aspired to become a scientist due to his innate curiosity and love for solving puzzles, made fun of himself and said. "I adore puzzles and challenges. So, I decided to create my own problems. Life is becoming too easy."

About I Am Legend sequel

Smith hinted at a sequel to his 2007 post-apocalyptic thriller - I Am Legend at the red carpet. He revealed that he has an upcoming call with actor Michael B. Jordan to discuss the project, but remained tight-lipped about specific details. However, he did confirm that the sequel will follow an alternate ending from the original film where his character died, and in this sequel he will survive.

Will Smith recalls his past

While recalling his past, Will admitted that he made a lot of mistakes, and shared how Quincy Jones has always been by his side, trusted him, and made himself available at any time, “Quincy has always made himself available. He wants me to win as a human. He is devoted to me as a human, not just as an artist.”

The 55-year-old actor also revealed some harsh truths about the entertainment industry, and how it fully engulfs a person, and turns him into a monster. “Fame is a unique monster. You can’t get too excited when people say good things about you. I have to be clear about who I am and what I am attempting to do in the world. And I don't need others to applaud for me to stay focused on my mission. I want you to feel good. And at the same time, I am deeply human. And I am in the process of perfecting my virtue”, Will shared.

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