Movie star Will Smith took to Instagram on Monday to share a shirtless photo of himself smiling while outside near a pond. In the pic, the actor is wearing nothing but a black pair of slippers, tight short shorts and a blue track jacket with no shirt on underneath.
Although the actor captioned the photo by noting that his body feels off physically, he’s being praised for being real in a society of fake filters and camera angles on social media.
“I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life,” he wrote alongside the photo, which features the former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star, in a pair of black short shorts, slippers and an unzipped hoodie with no shirt, which gave people a glimpse of his 52-year-old chest and stomach.
“You’re Will Smith!! You can be in whatever shape you want,” musician Sonna Rele commented.
Actress Nia Long, who wrote, “You still got it baby!!!” Questlove then commented, “This is the most amazing post in the history of social media.”
“You look good!” Amy Schumer added.
“Man! You have been in shape your whole life. Enjoy the dad bod with pride! Let’s end… the carbs discrimination,” someone else joked.
But don’t think that Will has been slacking off during the pandemic. He’s been busy ramping up his social media presence with original content almost daily as well as working on a big-budget film called “Emancipation,” a thriller about runaway slaves. Plus, earlier this year he appeared on the popular podcast “Pod Save America” and discussed his experiences with racism.
Last year, he also produced the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion, which aired on HBO Max in November, and he took the time to share with fans “everything you didn’t see,” as he described it in a video on his YouTube page.
In December, he took the time to virtually meet up with 8-year-old Aaron Moreno, who helped get his family a home by selling plants. Smith gave him a variety of gifts.
But this year, Smith may be a little bummed about his body because he’s not as chiseled as he used to look in the movies Ali, Suicide Squad, and Focus.
During those movies, Smith was on a strict workout plan. Here’s his 5-day regime:
Will Smith’s Workout
Push-ups: 3 sets of 20 reps
Barbell bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Incline barbell bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Incline dumbbell bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Upright cable flyes: 3 sets of 10 reps (high to low)
Lying dumbbell punch: 2 sets to failure
Dumbbell shoulder press (standing): 2 sets of 20 reps
Barbell shoulder press (barbell): 4 sets of 6 reps
Dumbbell shoulder press (seated): 4 sets of 6 reps