Will Smith sent Twitter into meltdown on Monday when he called for all those who share his name to come forward and promote his upcoming Netflix movie, “Bright”.
The 49-year-old released a short video clip via the Netflix US Twitter page to say that he’ll be embarking on a jam-packed press tour very soon and that he needs your help…but only if your name is Will Smith.
Smith told the camera: “I did this Netflix movie called ‘Bright.’ They got me on a big global, world tour promoting in Australia, Canada, Japan, Ohio, and just all over.”
“It’s too much stuff. It’s interviews, it’s long days. So, I came up with an idea. What I need is everybody out there named Will Smith, I need you to look down and respond to Netflix below.”
He then finished up by saying, “I can’t do it all myself. I need y’all to help me out. All Will Smiths, please stand up!”
Smith’s latest social media post comes after he spoke about Netflix while on the “Bright” panel at Comic-Con back in July.
“It’s interesting to be at the forefront of a new way to consume entertainment. I’m extremely excited to see where this thing goes. There’s been a lot of debate about it,” he said of the popular streaming service.
“Bright” sees Smith play the role of detective Daryl Ward, who is partnered with the first Orc on the LAPD force. The pair end up going after evil Elves, played by Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez.
The A-lister said of his part in the flick: “Joel plays the first Orc on the LAPD. It felt really great to be an African-American police officer; they found somebody else to be racist against. I’ve never been on that side of racism when you’re black: ‘Listen, man, I don’t want no Orcs in my car!’”
“Bright” starts streaming on Netflix on Dec. 22.