​Will Smith Proves He's One Funny B*****d Once Again On 'The Graham Norton Show'

Will Smith is one smooth bastard, renowned not only for being handsome - even in his late 40s - but also for his witty one-liners. Funny guy, is Will Smith. He appeared on The Graham Norton Show last night alongside fellow guests Jamie Oliver and Victoria actress Jenna Coleman - and, as usual, he was on fine form.

Credit: BBC / The Graham Norton Show

When stars appear on the show they're usually given a glass of something nice to tide them over while Graham chats away to them - but this time they had chef Jamie Oliver in the house to knock up something a bit more special: a festive Christmas Negroni, made with Campari, vermouth rosso, cinnamon, gin and clementine.

"I think of myself as a Christmas Negroni," Will joked. The audience loved it, obviously.

"Only you could have said that!" Jamie laughed. "I couldn't have got away with that!"

Jamie said it was a particularly good drink for the festive party season, as it turns guests who are a bit shit and boring into 'interesting people'.

Will's smooth streak thencontinued as he looked into the audience and said: "You want a sip?"

Making his way down to the front row, he handed the glass to a female audience member, before gesturing over to her and mouthing 'Call me!' Her other half sat next to her looked a bit put out - as you probably would, knowing you can't really compete with Will Smith, can you?

"A Christmas to remember," Graham said, as the audience laughed on.

Will was on the sofa to discuss his role in new film Bright, which cost Netflix an estimated $90 million (£68.3m) - by far their biggest and most expansive silver screen outing yet.

Credit: Bright / Netflix

The plot invokes a future Los Angeles where orcs and magic are commonplace, and Smith plays an LAPD cop who is partnered with the first ever orc to join the force, portrayed by Aussie actor Joel Egerton.

From the trailer alone you can see there's plenty more of Smith's trademark wisecracking to enjoy. Probably for the best, really, given that Netflix has spent an absolute fuck ton on the film; you'd expect something so pricey to at least have a few laughs in there.

He's also just joined Instagram, and he's already been delivering some pretty solid content - having wished Jamie Foxx a happy 50th, rinsed fellow Bright star Joel Edgerton, sent out some love for Justin Timberlake, posted a baby photo and even solved a Rubik's cube and filming it. He also rocked up at Comic Con in Sao Paulo in an orc mask disguise, and filmed the whole thing.

Featured Image Credit: ​​Credit: BBC / The Graham Norton Show​

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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