Will Smith is retaining his spot as an exceptional entertainer with his latest fitness stunt!
The 53-year-old scaled the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, as part of his YouTube series “Best Shape of My Life,” which featured the “Men In Black” star on an intense fitness journey.
Naturally, fans were in disbelief as they flooded the comment section with various reactions after the Hollywood sensation shared a video of his impressive feat on Instagram.
Fans Are In Awe Of Will Smith’s Burj Khalifa Fitness Challenge
The brief footage showed the “Focus” actor at the top of the Burj Khalifa tower. The entertainer was strapped to safety gear as he sat comfortably on the spire, beaming at the camera.
One would think the “I, Robot” star was relaxing at home rather than standing over 500 meters from the ground. The actor proudly captioned the post with, “Ever feel on top of the world? #bestshapeofmylife”
His fans didn’t know what the top of the world felt like, as many of them couldn’t believe the 53-year-old achieved this extraordinary feat.
Surprisingly the first people to comment were none other than Karyn Parsons and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Smith’s former co-stars on the iconic sitcom “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.”
Parson stated that the video made her sweat while DJ Jeff begged the “Aladdin” star to confirm if he indeed climbed the tower.
The music producer wasn’t the only person having doubts, as the actor’s nephew, rapper K-Smith playfully warned his uncle that the video should be edited and not real.
Digital creator Doctor Macro Girolami got in on the fun with a classic play on words. His comment, “Freshin’ in Dubai,” received over a hundred likes from other fans.
However, fans’ excitement was short-lived, as the star actor deleted the video moments ago but left another clip of how the climb started on his Instagram.
The Reason Behind The “Gemini Man” Star’s Fitness Challenge
As reported by Gulf News, the “I Am Legend” actor began his YouTube series “Best Shape of My Life” after gaining an unflattering appearance during the pandemic period.
As a means of inspiring men in their 50’s to get fit, the 4-time Grammy winner publicized his fitness journey on the social media platform.
In an episode shared on November 8, the Hollywood heartthrob stated that he wished to get his body and mind in shape so he could efficiently complete his upcoming memoir, “Will.”
So why the Burj Khalifa challenge? The “Suicide Squad” star revealed in the episode that Dubai suited his personality. In his words:
“It just speaks to how I see the world, how I see life. If you’re gonna build a building, are you really not gonna try to build the Burj Khalifa?”
The Pressure Of Playing “King Richard”
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The Blast recently revealed that Smith was worried when Venus and Serena Williams showed up at the theatre to watch his latest movie, “King Richard.”
The biopic featured the entertainer as Richard Williams, the renowned tennis coach and father of the remarkable athletic sisters. The plot followed the family’s rise to success in the sport.
Given it was about the Williams’s sisters’ past, the father-of-three was anxious about their review. The “Hitch” star confessed that he experienced the “worst two hours” of his life waiting for their comments.
Thankfully, the tennis champions were impressed by his performance and even got emotional while watching the movie. Once again, Smith has captured the audience with remarkable skills.