Watch Will Smith Face Fear of the Open Seas Whereas Diving with Sharks

In a PEOPLE unique clip of Shark Week particular Will Smith: Off the Deep Finish, the actor, 51, gears as much as taking the dive of his life — all whereas studying beneficial classes within the course of.

“God positioned the best issues in life on the opposite aspect of your largest fears,” Smith says within the clip, which options the star swimming amongst a wide range of sea creatures — together with sharks. “The ocean’s alive. The ocean is transferring and altering and adjusting and reacting and responding. The ocean is speaking to you the entire time, and also, you’re hoping it isn’t saying one thing you do not need to hear.”

“After engaged on After Earth, I received launched to that worry,” he says. “I am all the time operating from that worry. After which I began to understand how morbid worry might be. It steals your potential to have the ability to get pleasure from life.”

Within the particular, produced by Westbrook Media, Smith will dive headfirst into the motion, pleasure, and shark-infested waters, as he confronts his worry of the open seas and the gaping jaws of nature’s fiercest predators.

Will Smith diving

Shark Week 2020 is that it includes more significant than 20 hours of shark programming tales and adventures. Together with Mike Tyson going face to face with a number of the ocean’s prime apex predators (a blacktip reef shark), Adam Devine discovering a secret shark lair, and extra.

The “awesome programming schedule” kicked off with a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Air Jaws, a collection of Discovery Channel movies about beautiful white sharks. They soar out of the surf for meals within the waters close to South Africa.

This 12 months’ Shark Week may even be exploring the consequences of the present coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the oceans.

Shark Week is airing on the Discovery Channel by Aug. 16, with Smith’s Will Smith: Off The Deep Finish scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery.

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