Written by J.A. Lee, CNN
“I have way too much sex,” an energetic Will Smith said during a press conference to announce his return to television, this time for a new Apple series.
The 43-year-old actor — whose age or physique have been debated for years — seemed to double down on this claim during a Q&A after a panel discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter last week, calling himself a “sex addict.”
“I’ve been the bedroom addict for a long time,” Smith added. “My carnal urges have always run high.”
Talking about his most recent break-up, which Smith calls “one of the most traumatic things that ever happened to me,” the actor said he needed to have sex “so bad.”
“I mean, it would make me ill. If I didn’t [have sex], I would definitely — I know that’s wrong, and I’ve said it before — I would rise to the occasion, and I would either have an abortion or I would kill myself.”
The Smiths are the parents of two sons, 14-year-old Jaden and 14-year-old Trey.
Will Smith (R) at the Los Angeles premiere of “Bright” with son Jaden and daughter Willow in March 2017. Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The rest of the line-up
The six-part entertainment news show, entitled “In Concussion,” is slated to premiere at the fall TV season’s start on Apple TV next month, with Will Smith featured on it and serving as an executive producer.
“In Concussion” follows J.K. Simmons (of “Whiplash” fame) as Concussion Professor Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who battled the NFL over the controversial claim that the sport causes brain damage.
Along with Smith and Simmons, the show also features Michael Peña (“Ant-Man”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) and Sarah Silverman (“Arrested Development”) as a fictionalized version of Omalu’s colleagues.
The series is available for pre-order from the iTunes store and will also be available to stream starting October 5.