Will Smith discusses suicide in new trailer for YouTube series | Music

Will Smith opens up about his mental health journey for his upcoming docuseries on YouTube, even discussing considering suicide in the series trailer.

In the clip posted to her YouTube account on Friday for the six-part unscripted series, “Will Smith: The Best Shape of My Life,” the Hollywood star is seen at a table surrounded by family members, including her children, Trey. , Jaden and Willow.

“This is the only time in my life that I have considered suicide,” said Smith, who is later seen in the trailer wiping the tears from his eyes. He doesn’t reveal any further details about this consideration in the trailer.

The YouTube Originals docuseries follow the actor as he tries to lose 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in 20 weeks.

“It’s the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days roaming the pantry,” Smith wrote in an Instagram post on the series earlier this year. “I love this body, but I want to FEEL better. No more midnight muffins,” he said.

In the trailer, Smith reveals that during his fitness journey, he realized he needed to focus on his sanity – and share his truth with the world.

“I’m about to show the world how little I know about myself,” Smith said.

“What you came to understand as Will Smith, the larger-than-life movie star, alien exterminator MC, is largely a construct, a carefully crafted and refined character designed to protect me to hide from the world – to hide the coward, ”he said.

The series’ release is expected to coincide with Smith’s upcoming memoir, “Will,” which will be released on November 9. Smith is working at a desk to finish his book in the trailer for his docuseries.

The first episode is slated to hit YouTube on November 8.

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