Will Smith

Will Smith on Slow Horses, working with Gary Oldman and controlling the swear count

Slow Horses writer Will Smith

Having started his career in stand-up comedy before moving into screenwriting, his television career levelled up when he started working with legendary Scottish satirist Armando Iannucci in the mid-noughties. This collaboration led to a spot in the writers' room on Iannucci's seminal political comedy The Thick of It, where Smith also ended up on screen as Phil, the geeky and pompous special adviser.

Trailer released for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot

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In 2019, a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fan, cinematographer Morgan Cooper, created a mock trailer to visualise the reboot he had written to rework the 90s sitcom as a gritty drama. 

The fan trailer called Bel-Air was seen and praised by Will Smith and led to the darker reimagining of the sitcom greenlit for a full series. 

Cooper has co-written and co-executive produced the reboot with showrunner Chris Collins, with Will Smith also acting as an executive producer. 

What's new on social media this month?

TikTok screen wipes

TikTok has allowed any of us to become social media famous, with the app showcasing new talent surfacing from viral trends that anyone can participate in.

One of the most popular trends is the #WipeItDown challenge, which shows users as their normal selves in a mirror before wiping the mirror down to reveal a surprising alternative image.

Stars such as Jason Derulo and Will Smith have had fun with the trend. The videos are set to the song Wipe It Down by BMW Kenny and Theelboy.