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Will Smith 'Fell In Love' With Co-Star During First Marriage

Dominic Smithers

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Will Smith 'Fell In Love' With Co-Star During First Marriage

Will Smith has admitted that he 'fell in love' with a co-star during his first marriage.

In his memoir, the 53-year-old talks about how his career affected his relationship with his first wife, Sheree Zampino.

And the actor says that when he was filming the 1993 movie Six Degrees of Separation, he noticed he had developed strong feelings for his co-star, Stockard Channing.

Writing in his book, the father-of-three says: "Sheree and I were in the first few months of our marriage with a brand-new baby and for Sheree, I can imagine that this experience was unsettling to say the least.

"She'd married a guy named Will Smith and now she was living with a guy named Paul Poitier [his character's name in the film].

"And to make matters worse, during shooting I fell in love with Stockard Channing.

Credit: Alamy/Warner Bros.
Credit: Alamy/Warner Bros.

"After the film wrapped, Sheree and Trey and I moved back to LA. Our marriage was off to a rocky start.

"I found myself desperately yearning to see and speak to Stockard."

But this isn't the first time Will has opened up about his confusing feelings for his co-star.

Speaking back in 2015, he told Esquire: "With Six Degrees of Separation, I got a taste early of the dangers of going too far for a character.

"My character was in love with Stockard Channing's character. And I actually fell in love with Stockard Channing."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

After being asked if it was 'Will Smith the human being' who had fallen in love with Channing, he said: "Will Smith.

"So the movie was over and I went home, and I was dying to see Stockard. I was, like, 'Oh no! What have I done?'

"That was my last experience with Method acting, where you're reprogramming your mind. You're actually playing around with your psychology. You teach yourself to like things and to dislike things."

Adding: "It is a really dangerous place when you get good at it. But once I had that experience, I was like, No more Method acting.

"I was spending for Six Degrees... I wanted to perform well so badly that I was spending six and seven and eight days in character before shooting, and you have to be careful with that."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Recently, Will's current wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, opened up about their sex life.

The 50-year-old discussed their 'journey' on her chat show Red Table Talk, having met her husband when she was just 22.

"It's hard. I mean, [the] thing that Will and I talk about a lot is the journey.

"I mean, we started in this at a very young age. You know, 22 years old, so that's why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know, especially when it comes to sex.

"It's like, 'Well, if you love me, you should know'. You know what I mean? If you love me, you should read my mind. You know what I mean?"

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Dating, Relationships, Actor, US News, US Entertainment, Will Smith

Dominic Smithers
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