There are many disadvantages to having the same name as a celebrity. There’s the side eye you get when you tell someone your name, closely followed by the corny joke that you’ve heard a million times before. Good luck Googling yourself, and watch out if your namesake does something the public isn’t a fan of, because your Twitter won’t stop ringing with people thinking you’re them.
But Will Smith is trying to change that narrative. While on a promotional tour for his new Netflix sci-fi action thriller, Bright, Smith issued a worldwide bulletin calling out to everyone who shares his name. In the Twitter video, he says that the rigorous travel demands of promoting the project are catching up to him and that he needs some help.
Details haven’t been released for this project, but Netflix is asking for all people named Will Smith to direct message for more information. One user revealed his conversation with the Netflix account asking for what seems to be a short casting clip.