Actor, producer, rapper, author and ... impersonator? Will Smith did an impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger during a recent TV interview, and he nailed it.
Smith, who appeared on Britain's “The Graham Norton Show” to promote the release of his new book, "Will," and his new movie, “King Richard,” recalled the movie star advice he received from Schwarzenegger during his “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” days.
The “Men in Black” actor recalled that he was invited to the opening of a Planet Hollywood location in Australia, where he spotted Schwarzenegger standing alongside Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis, a trio he referred to as the “magi.”
Smith shared that he walked up to them and said, “I want to be the biggest movie star in the world, and I know if anybody can tell me how to do it, you guys can.”
Smith remembered them looking at one another and in their “secret movie star language, they communicated that Arnold was going to answer me.”
In a spot-on Schwarzenegger tone, Smith recalled the "Terminator" star responding, "'If you’re going to be a movie star, your movies can’t only be successful in America. You’ve got to go to every country in the world, you have to think of yourself as a politician running for the job of biggest movie star in the world.'"
It's safe to say that Smith not only appreciated Schwarzenegger’s advice, but took it.
Smith is currently receiving Oscar buzz for his role as Richard Williams, Venus and Serena Williams' father, in the movie "King Richard." The film is currently playing in theaters and is streaming on HBO Max.