The actor – who has been married to Pinkett Smith since 1997 – told a humorous anecdote while appearing on the show. Graham Norton’s show at the promotion of his new film King Richard, in which he portrays the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.
Smith said he had an affair with his future wife when she first met his family.
“I was raised in a very religious household,” he explained. “And my grandmother Gigi is all along with Jesus. Not knowing who Jada was, I played her movie and found that by the time Jada arrived, my grandmother would be watching a love scene.
The 53-year-old continued: “When [Jada] When I entered, there was my grandmother in the middle of the scene, who looked up and said to Jada, ‘When I was growing up, people didn’t have to undress to make a movie.’
The I am a legend The star revealed that Pinkett Smith “took him aside later that night” and asked what he was thinking.
“I said,‘ I promise you it’s funny, maybe not now, but one day it will bring us years of joy, ’” the actor recalled.
“We’ve been together for 27 years and she literally didn’t even laugh once.”
Smith’s appearance on the talk show comes after the recent release of his memoirs Will.
In the book, the actor gives a number of candid accolades, including that he developed a “psychosomatic reaction” to orgasms after a difficult breakup, it led him to so much “wonderful sex” that he became ill.
The player’s performance on Graham Norton’s show will air tonight (November 26) on BBC One at 10.35pm.