Will Smith is Peak Will Smith Interviewing The Creator of That Viral 'Fresh Prince' Trailer
Smith adds his stamp of approval to the web-conquering recalibration.
Will Smith has joined the chorus of praise for Morgan Cooper‘s dramatic modernization of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And he’s done so in a very Will Smith way, flying out to personally laud the director in Miami. He captures their exchange in a brief interview, discussing Cooper’s excavation of the 90s sitcom’s more serious threads.
Though he keeps it fairly softball, Smith touches on how his character’s displacement uncannily aligned with his own real-life transition to film in Hollywood. He notes that Will: The Person was just as fortunate as Will: The Character, escaping the real and measurable threat of being raised in Philly, while childhood friends were lost too young to the city’s streets.
The general tone of the chat is pretty positive and characteristically uplifting, though. Smith caps it with the placement of Cooper’s reconstruction (now on full display to the actor’s millions of Youtube followers.)
Watch Will Smith interview Morgan Cooper below.