Will Smith kicked off the last month of summer by joining Stephen Colbert’s house band on Tuesday in an impromptu performance of his 1991 hit “Summertime.” Jon Batiste and Stay Human launched into the suave DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince tune, and Smith came in rapping and singing the chorus hook, leading the audience in the groove
The Suicide Squad actor also took time to ponder life’s deep questions with Stephen Colbert for the recurring Late Show segment “Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars,” swapping existential questions side-by-side on a blanket.
“Stephen, how do you wanna be thought of by your great-great-grandchildren?” Smith asked the host. “I think I’d like them to think of me as still being alive,” Colbert responded. Then he asked Smith: “With all these new medical advancements, how long do you think humans will be able to live?” Smith said: “Not long enough to watch your whole Netflix queue.”
They also questioned whether “we’re all just inside some dog’s dream,” what they might want on their gravestones, and their belief in free will (Smith: “Nah, man, I’m really expensive”). In a hilarious exchange, Smith asked Colbert, “When someone calls you and it’s a wrong number, do you ever think about how it’s the last time you’ll ever talk to that person?” The host confessed, “No, because I call them back a year later for revenge.”