Remember life before Will and Jada? It's weird to think of a time when the Fresh Prince and his Mrs. weren't hand-in-hand, but according to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor, there was once a time when he had his sights set entirely elsewhere. Here's who Smith was crushing on back in the day and what he had to say for himself about it.
Thanks to a snippet from Will's upcoming memoir, Will, we're about to catch a completely new side of the Hollywood charmer. From his journey to fatherhood to his rise to fame, nothing is off-limits when it comes to perhaps his most vulnerable piece yet - including, of course, his love life. Safe to say, that's where things get interesting.
Back in 1993, as the actor found himself on the set of his latest movie, he also found himself deep in his feelings - but not for his then-wife, Sheree Zampino. "Our marriage was off to a rocky start. I found myself desperately yearning to see and speak to Stockard," Smith confessed of Six Degrees of Separation costar Stockard Channing.
But wait - there's more to the story here. As Smith further explained, there was an excellent explanation for his unexpected feelings: method acting. "With Six Degrees of Separation, I got a taste early of the dangers of going too far for a character," he confessed to Esquire. "My character was in love with Stockard Channing's character. And I actually fell in love with [her]."
But don't worry - he's since shut the door on that chapter. "That was my last experience with method acting - where you're reprogramming your mind," Will assured. "You're actually playing around with your psychology. You teach yourself to like things and to dislike things."
Fast forward to today, and the Fresh Prince's reality looks very different. From his relationship with Jada Smith to starting a family of their own, Will's road from West Philly to Hollywood has been one for the books - literally. Check out Will for yourself when it hits stands November 9.
Until then, stay tuned.