‘I am Legend’: Will Smith feels responsible for the misinformation of the coronavirus


The actor of ‘I Am Legend’ was dropped by the Red Table Talk along with his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, to expose what they thought about the coronavirus. Decided to do this because, in the wake of the film, a multitude of americans were very afraid that the COVID-19 ended up resulting as in ‘I Am Legend’.

  'I Am Legend'

The night in which Tom Hanks announced that he had tested positive in coronavirus, the movie starring Will Smith became a trend on Twitterwith a large number of people commenting that the pandemic could end up like in the movie in the coming weeks. Smith can’t feel more guilty for having given wrong information that many people are taking as true: “I wanted to do this because, in 2008, I made ‘I Am Legend’. I feel responsible for a lot of misinformation. While I was preparing for ‘I Am Legend’, my character was a virologist, so I had the opportunity to prepare for the role and go to the CDC [Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades en Estados Unidos]. I developed a basic understanding of viruses and viral pathogens that really changed my life and my way of seeing the world. (…) What I wanted was that we would have the opportunity now to go through the basics and then bring it to the experts”.

It should be noted that the pandemic of the film and that we are living in today, are very different, Smith is not a doctor and that, therefore, the information that is given in the film, is fiction.

Information about the coronavirus

The talk in the Network Table Talk also includes an interview with an epidemiologist, a conversation with a patient with coronavirusa discussion about the social distancing and clarification of misconceptions that have in relation to the COVID-19.

Of time, the most sensible thing is to stay in our homes and make the case to the health authorities.