Will Smith reveals he once 'considered suicide'
Will Smith, long one of America's favorite entertainers, has revealed he once "considered suicide."
The project follows Smith as he sets out to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks, but the actor admits the journey unlocked more than just a physical transformation in him.
"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 says.
One scene in the trailer shows Smith seated at a table with his family, including his children Trey, Jaden, and Willow, as he confesses his past thoughts of self-harm to them.
"That was the only time in my life that I ever considered suicide," he says.
The trailer offers no other context for the statement, but it also features a scene of Smith wiping tears from his eyes and face while his children look on in concern. The docuseries will reveal more details when it premieres next month.
Smith, who's working on a memoir, also discusses how his larger-than-life movie-star persona was "designed to protect myself, to hide myself from the world. To hide the coward."
Will Smith: The Best Shape of My Life premieres Nov. 8 on on YouTube Originals. Watch the trailer for it above.
Smith's memoir, Will, is out Nov. 9.
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