Will Smith shared a new Instagram clip earlier Sunday, capturing a reflective moment on the set of his latest drama film, Emancipation.
The King Richard actor, 54, sat in a chair placed in the middle of a rainforest and explained during a break in filming that, ‘God’s world is really beautiful.’
The star had earlier uploaded a video on Saturday sharing that he tested positive for Covid, preventing him from attending the screening of the upcoming Apple TV+ film.
Special moment: Will Smith, 54, shared a clip to his Instagram on Sunday as he had a reflective moment on the set of his latest film, Emancipation
At the beginning of the video, between breaks from shooting a scene for Mukti, Will can be seen sitting on a chair surrounded by trees.
The star was dressed in his character’s outfit and held an umbrella over his head as he silently watched the rain slowly fall on the ground.
‘It’s my favorite moment on this film,’ he admitted, as the camera zoomed in on the vibrant, green trees.
Peaceful: The award-winning actor was filmed calmly and quietly watching the rain as it fell on the green leaves and forest floor
Enjoying the time: When a person on set filmed the moment, the star turned to the camera, and expressed that she ‘loved the rain’
Raindrops could be heard pattering on the leaves and the mud-covered ground before Will uttered, ‘I love the rain.’
In the caption accompanying the video, the talented star wrote to her 62.7 million followers, ‘One of the most beautiful moments from the shoot.’
With a calm expression on his face, the Aladdin star expressed that he loves how the rain ‘makes everything stop’. It is beautiful.
Will then went on to refer to his character Peter from the upcoming Emancipation film, which is set to release on Apple TV+ on December 9.
To his character: ‘In the midst of all the hell, he just finds a moment of God’s beauty in nature,’ the actor said of his character, Peter, on the Apple TV+ action drama
Appreciation of nature: Throughout the clip, Will can be seen pausing to watch and listen to the rain in silence
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‘It’s also a moment that I want to find for the character. In the midst of all hell, he just finds a moment of God’s beauty in nature, and realizes that the problem is man.’
According to IMDB, the premise of the action drama follows Peter, a runaway slave, who “makes a harrowing journey through the swamps of Louisiana to escape the plantation owners who killed him.”
He further reflected that the problems of the world lie ‘in the hearts of men,’ and, ‘not in the world of God.’
To end the moving video, the I Am Legend actor emotionally tells the audience, ‘God’s world is really beautiful.’
Deep Thought: At the end of the clip, Will explains to the audience that, ‘God’s world is really beautiful’
EMOTIONAL: Talking about the 1863 Whipper Peter photograph on which the film is based, Will tells Vanity Fair ‘there’s now a story behind every scar on Peter’
Emancipation is based on the true story of an 1863 photograph known as Whipped Peter, notably for the amount of painful whip marks on his back.
Talking about the role and stepping into the historical picture’s location, Will, who is also a producer on the project, explained to Vanity Fair, ‘When I watch it now, I love it even more.’
‘There’s now a story behind every one of Peter’s scars. There is a man behind the image. A man who has endured atrocities both visible and invisible that are beyond my imagination,’ the father of three continued.
Emancipation is set to premiere in select theaters on December 2nd early next month, and will be available to stream on Apple TV+, right in time for Oscar season.
TEST POSITIVE: Will on Saturday shared a ‘viral’ video of himself taking a Covid test, which resulted in a positive result
Getting better: Instead of speaking to the audience in person, the Oscar winner met them via Zoom while he sat in front of a laptop
However, the actor has been banned from attending award ceremonies for ten years following this year’s notable Oscar slap against then-host Chris Rock, but can still receive a nomination.
Earlier on Saturday, Will shared a clip of himself taking a quick Covid test, which came out positive. In the caption of the post, the star jokingly wrote, ‘Throwback to when I got viral.’
The actor had originally planned to attend the screening of Mukti and surprise the audience, but due to the test result, those plans had to be cancelled.
The action star showed no signs of illness, but let out exaggerated screams of pain when the test swab rolled around his nasal passages, and was shocked when he got a positive result an hour later.
Instead of speaking to the audience in person, the Oscar winner met with them via Zoom as he sat in front of a laptop.
Previous Screening: The actor held a small screening with a few close friends, including talented singer Rihanna and her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky