- Will Smith has disclosed falling for actress Stockard Channing while working on the film Six Degrees of Separation
- The actor noted he and his ex-wife Sheree Zampino were in their first few months as a married couple and had welcomed a son
- The Men In Black star added he and his family relocated back to LA after finishing the movie, but he could not stop thinking about Channing
Movie star Will Smith has opened up on falling in love with a co-star he was working with while still married to his first wife, Sheree Zampino.
The renowned actor revealed all this and more in his soon-to-be-released memoir Will, set to be out on November 9.
According to People, Smith disclosed he fell in love with co-star Stockard Channing while working on the film Six Degrees of Separation.
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During that time, around 1992 - 1993, Smith was married to Zampino, and the former couple had just welcomed their son Trey.
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The thespian wrote that he and Zampino were in the first few months of their marriage and with a brand new son, noting that it must have been unsettling for the then-wife.
Smith said Zampino was living with his character in the movie, Paul Poitier, which had fallen for Channing.
He said he remained in character in the movie, released in 1993, and even though his feelings for the actress grew, their relationship remained professional.
After wrapping up the movie, Smith and Zampino moved back to Los Angeles, US, but he noted their marriage was off to a rocky start.
The 53-year-old found himself desperately yearning to speak to and see Channing.
Not first time revealing his feelings
This is not the first time that Smith has spoken about his feelings for Channing.
In 2015, in an interview, he disclosed that he felt the dangers of going too deep into a character because it (the character) was in love with Channing.
He even noted it was his last experience with Method acting as he was playing around with psychology.
As for Channing, she was questioned about Smith's comments weeks later, and she noted she was flattered and that she adored him during the time because he was very sweet.
Smith opens up on mental health
Recently, Legit.ng reported that the actor opened up about his mental health in a trailer for an up-and-coming YouTube docuseries, Best Shape of My Life.
Knowing that the Smith family's life has been smudged all over headlines for the longest time is no secret, and we can only imagine what an invasion of privacy like that does to one's mindset.
Trying to regain control of his physical and mental health, Will decided to embark on a public fitness journey to lose around 20 pounds (9kg) in 20 weeks.
Will explained that he discovered "a whole lot of hidden things" about himself during this, reported NBC News.
Starting the show, Smith never imagined what he would uncover, and he is grateful that he has.