During the current situation going on, awareness for COVID-19 aka coronavirus is very important and celebrities are playing vital role in it. Especially when the film banners are facing the loss of millions due to delayed-release, and celebrities like Tom Hanks, Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Idris Alba along with others. Will Smith who played many famous roles and is widely appraised for his work in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996), Bad Boy, The Pursuit of Happyness, Men in Black and I Am Legend. Will Smith appeared on Jada Pinkett’s Red Table Talk show and he called his family in the latest episode to discuss the pandemic situation.
Will Smith played a character of virologist in his movie I Am Legend (2007). The movie was about a pandemic that turned people into mutants (more like vampires). Will Smith explained in the show that he researched about the virus and viral pathogens for preparation of the role. He laughed and said that he feels responsible for the misinformation in the movie.
He although knew the movie’s inability to relate to the real world and it is close to fiction, In Will Smith family meeting said that the movie prepared him for the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the movie, the virus was a human-made plague that turned people into vampires or in the movie they were named mutants. Dr.Neville (Will Smith) wanders across the New Year streets to find survivors like him to end the plague through his blood, as he is shown immune to the outbreak. Dr. Michael Ostercolm, a virus expert was also invited to the show to explain some important facts about Covid-19 to viewers. The movie I am Legend was released at the end of 2007 but remained screening into 2008. It is one of the most liked movies of Will Smith and one of the highest-earning movies of that year.