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When he turned 50, Will Smith felt "trapped by being Will Smith," so he sprang into action. Literally.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sitcom actor-turned-movie star, who plays Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action reboot of Aladdin, celebrated his birthday in September and in February, he launched a Facebook Watch series called Will Smith's Bucket List. The show sees him do things like attempt stand-up comedy onstage, drive a race car, swim with sharks and practice Bollywood dancing.
"I'd turned 50 and I'd created this wonderful life and this wonderful career, but I felt trapped by being Will Smith," he said on an episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs in the U.K. on Friday. "I have kids so I can't do that, or I'm famous so I can't say that, or people look at me so I can't behave like that. So part of the bucket list was to give myself the freedom to do all of the things that I had put in my mind that I couldn't do. I'm now being adventurous, and I've always wanted to be that."