Will Smith feels 'responsible' for coronavirus misinformation

Will Smith

Will Smith has joked his movie I Am Legend is responsible for "a lot of the misinformation" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

The 51-year-old discussed the health crisis on the latest instalment of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, along with their daughter Willow, Will's son Trey, and Jada's mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones.

During the chat, Will quipped he felt the current situation reflects the post-apocalyptic action film, about a scientist who is the last human survivor of a plague, with his character seeking to reverse the effects of the virus by using his own immune blood.

"I wanted to do this because in 2008 I made I Am Legend, and I feel responsible for a lot of the misinformation," the actor said before the family discussed the virus.

"Just like other families around the world, we are trying to navigate all the information out there about Covid-19," explained Jada, before revealed their 21-year-old son Jaden was absent from the discussion "because he's being a responsible human and social distancing".

She added: "He's been doing a lot of travelling and his main concern has been about Gammy (Adrienne), so he has decided to stay indoors and he's actually following orders."

Teasing the episode on her Twitter page, Jada wrote that the family were hoping to "get some questions answered" about the disease on their show.

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in more than 227,700 cases globally, resulting in a death toll of more than 9,300.


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