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Will Smith reveals he dropped 30 pounds after viral ‘dad bod’ pic

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Will Smith says his viral “dad bod” picturefrom May 2021 spurred a 30-pound weight loss for his role in “Emancipation.”

The 54-year-old actor sat down with his three children — Trey, 30, Jaden, 24, and Willow, 22 — during Wednesday’s episode of the “Red Table Talk” to discuss how playing a former slave named Peter “absolutely changed” his life.

“You guys may remember I posted the out of shape … the ‘dad bod’ picture,” he said. “The ‘dad bod’ picture was my beginning of preparation to lose weight for Peter. I was probably 225-ish when I started and at the lowest, on the movie, I got to 195.”

The film, which is based on a true story, documents Peter’s journey through the swamps of Louisiana after he was nearly whipped to death on a plantation.

The actor revealed he weighed around 225 pounds when his viral “dad bod” photo was taken.
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Although Will wanted to lose weight for his own personal satisfaction, he also knew how important the drastic weight loss would be for the context of the film.

“For me, the physicality is a big part of what makes people go, ‘Woah!’” he continued. “To be able to transition and manipulate your body as an actor is a big part of the suspension of disbelief for people.”

Smith says filming in the “hot” swamps helped him lean out.
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In addition to fine-tuning his diet and exercising for two hours a day, Will said the harsh filming conditions helped him shed some extra pounds.

“Actually being out in the swamps … it’s hot, it’s nasty,” he explained. “You’re actually in the swamp, so your hands are dirty so you don’t really want to grab food and eat.”

The actor plays a slave named Peter in the film.

Prior to shooting the emotional film, the Academy Award winner admitted he was in the “worst shape of my life” after spending “countless days grazing through the pantry” during quarantine.

At the time, the father of three shared a shirtless photo with his 62 million Instagram followers — who were quick to support his new body.

In the snap, the “Aladdin” actor showed off his bare chest and stomach in an unzipped blue hoodie and tight black shorts.

The actor says playing Peter “absolutely changed” his life.
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Shortly after vowing to make some changes on social media, Will started filming the process for his YouTube Originals miniseries “Best Shape of My Life.”

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Why Johnny Depp’s Great Nightmare On Elm Street Return Never happened

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Johnny Depp got his launch in Wes Craven’s classic slasher Agony On Elm Street, but unfortunately observers missed out on his New Agony return.

While Johnny Depp was willing to duplication his part for a Agony On Elm Street effect, unfortunately, observers missed out on this gem due to an doubtful issue.

As a director, Wes Craven was noway short of whim-whams. The horror legend made his mark in the kidney with Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, a brace of bleak, unstinting 70s exploitation pictures that hid sharp social commentary under a lot of tense set- pieces, horrible spear, and hopelessly dark plot twists.

Over the decades, Craven continued to review the horror kidney with ballot- spawning slasher masterpieces like Scream and Agony On Elm Street as well as further outré chow similar as The Serpent and the Rainbow and My Soul to Take. still, Craven’s unerring whim-whams was shaken at one unanticipated point in his outstanding career.

Luckily, this did n’t deprive observers of a horror classic. still, Craven’s query did mean that horror suckers missed out on a potentially memorable scene that noway made it into the Agony On Elm Street series despite the director’s ambitious plans.

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Jenna Ortega’s Biggest Regret? Wednesday Scene Fans Can’t Stop Talking About

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Despite the ultimate fan love she received for the viral Wednesday dance, the actress seems to think she could have done better.

Quickly becoming one of Netflix‘s biggest hits ever, Wednesday is marching through Twitter threads, TikTok videos, and Instagram reels and garnering views and likes months after the premiere. All of this thanks to the show’s most popular scene — the Wednesday dance to The Cramps’ Goo Goo Muck at the school disco at Nevermore.

However, speaking with Entertainment Tonightat the Golden Globes ceremony, the show’s main star Jenna Ortega revealed that she isn’t fully satisfied with the final result.

“There was so much I could have done and should have done. So, the fact that anyone has shown any appreciation or even tried it themselves is unfathomable to me,” the actress said, commenting on the Wednesday dance’s viral popularity.

Ortega choreographed the dance herself, somehow managing to combine improvisation and old goth moves. Besides, she also revealed that she had to film the scene while having coronavirus — something that the actress and the production were heavily criticized for.

Still, despite Ortega’s apparent regrets, the dance scene is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Netflix’s Wednesday. This all started with a TikTok edit that popularized the dance, but with a high-pitched remix of Lady Gaga‘s Bloody Mary instead of the original soundtrack.

Now, Netflix has greenlit Wednesday for a second season — and even used Bloody Mary to promote the upcoming sequel, apparently nodding to the viral song choice. The premiere date for Wednesday season 2 is yet to be announced.

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Jenna Ortega’s love life: Is the ‘Wednesday’ star dating anyone?

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After the enormous success of ‘Wednesday’, everybody wants to know everything about its star Jenna Ortega.The 20-year-old actress has increased her popularity, and with that, it usually comes curiosity about her personal life, especially if she is dating anyone.

In the series, Ortega’s character is in the middle of a love-triangle between Tyler and Xavier, and fans also wish to see a relationship between Wednesday and Enid. However, while Ortega has grown up in the public eye, she has been very protective of her personal life.

As she is set to appear in a romantic comedy with her co-star Percy Hynes White, who recently has been accused by several women of abuse on Twitter (neither the actor or Netflix has addressed them so far), many wonder if they’re romantically involved. Check out what we know.

Does Jenna Ortega have a boyfriend?

As far as we know, Ortega isn’t dating anyone at the moment. However, fans have speculated that Ortega and Hyne White could be an item because she invited him as her date for the Golden Globes. However, anything is confirmed and they can just be friends.

On the other hand, per Netflix Life, J-14 magazine reported that Ortega left the Globes after-party with ‘The Fabelmans’ star Gabriel LaBelle. Certainly, that doesn’t mean anything either but it’s another rumor that is around.

Also, as we said before, Ortega has always been private about her love life. In the past, she has been linked with actor Asher Angel and singer Jacob Sartorius. But, per Capital FM, Ortega denied that she dated any of the guys she has been linked to online during a podcast appearance in 2019.

Per the source, when asked what the craziest thing she ever heard about herself was, she said: “Probably relationships. According to the internet, I dated like six guys, [but I] dated none of them.”

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