Piers Morgan writes about his weird encounter with Will….
“A few years ago, I interviewed Jada Pinkett Smith for CNN, and Will turned up unannounced to support her.
My first encounter with him was unnerving.
“I wasn’t sure about YOU …. NOT SURE AT ALL!” he bellowed, standing just inches away from me, steely eyes lasered into mine for several long uncomfortable seconds.
Eventually, he grinned. “But now I like you. You know how you got me? It’s the way you say, ‘Blimey.’”
When Piers Morgan interviewed Jada Pinkett Smith for CNN a few years ago, Will Smith turned up unannounced to support her.
He then began impersonating me in an outrageously over-the-top Pathé News-style English accent, before following us out into the studio to watch the interview from the shadows.
Before we started, he warned me: “Don’t upset my wife, Mr Morgan. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”
He meant it.
I asked Jada why he was there.
“He took two days off from Men In Black 3 to be with me and make sure I’m OK. He knows I’ve had a rough, rough schedule. And he was like, you know what, I’m going to take time off and take care of you. That’s love.”
“What made you fall in love with him?” I asked.
“Will came at a time in my life where he saw beauty in me that I didn’t see in myself, a diamond in the rough. And he picked me up and blew off all the dust and said, I’m going to make you shine, girl. I was going through a really rough time and he created a safe space for me to get healthy and to grow and define myself.”