Secret Scientologist Will Smith has a movie to promote and a status as the top-grossing action hero to defend, so he’s doing the talk show circuit. His film Hancock with Charlize Theron is out in the US on July 2nd. He went on David Letterman last night to showcase his unique brand of everyman swagger and planted a big kiss on Letterman when the talk show host complimented his looks.
Letterman: Every time I see you, you just look better and better, and I’m wondering, because when you get to be my age you start thinking about…
[Smith puckers lips, leans in and closes eyes]
Letterman: Oh stop it.
[Then Letterman leans in twice and lets Smith kiss him on each cheek]
Smith: Once you go black, you never go back Dave.
Letterman: This has taken an unforeseen direction.
Schaeffer: Black is one thing, but this is ridiculous
Letterman: How old a guy are you, is where this is going?
Smith: I’m 39…
Letterman: You look like you’re 29 for the love of God.
Smith: David! My 40th birthday is this year, September 25.
[Transcribed from Will Smith's appearance on The Late Show, 5/24/08, video below]
Smith has said in the past that he runs five miles a day six days a week, and if you do that “your body will look like whatever you want it to look like.”
The show was really entertaining and it’s easy to forget that Smith is hiding the fact that he’s brainwashing kids.
Letterman asked him what he’s been up to and he said he’s been traveling promoting Hancock and was in Berlin and Moscow. Letterman asked him what it was like and he said of Moscow “It’s like where God made the first white ladies ever.. Six foot two, blonde hair, blue-eyed [makes pained face] just perfection. It’s like really. It’s not the picture of Russia that we have… It is gorgeous and beautiful and sexy.”
Then they joked about the crowd response to Will around the world. Smith said “Something new happened after ‘I am Legend’ in my career… things have sort of connected around the world in a way that it’s never been. Walking down the streets of Moscow just the energy is more than it’s ever been.” Then Smith accidentally knocked his microphone off and said to Letterman “Can you get that for me honey?”
After the break Smith said that his wife Jada said he’s been working too much and asked him to take the next five months off. He didn’t sound happy about it, and he said Jada “might need to be prepared to have lots of sex, Dave.”
Here are the videos, thanks to Redlasso and clipper ZOSO:
Will Smith on Letterman part 1 6/23/2008
Will Smith on Letterman part 2 6/23/2008