The rapper-actor is known for staying in shape, but like many, the past year at home during the pandemic has taken a toll on him. In a display of humility, the 52-year-old showed off his dad bod on Instagram, wearing just workout shorts and an unzipped track jacket while standing in front of a lake.
“I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life,” Smith wrote in his caption.
The photo had over 5 million likes from fans and friends including DJ Jazzy Jeff, who wrote, “We’re twins.” The Roots’ Questlove called it the “most amazing post in the history of social media.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger offered his fellow actor some encouraging words. “Will, you poor baby, I’m crying for you, even though you’re still in better shape than 90% of America. Keep pumping!” he said.
Smith is set to star in director Antoine Fuqua’s runaway slave thriller Emancipation. The big-budget film, which was set to begin shooting in June, will no longer be shot in Georgia in response to the state’s restrictive new voting law.
“We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access,” said Smith and Fuqua.