Through all the seasons that you’ve had The Hormiguero on television, there have been a guest that marked a turning point in the international projection of the program presented by Pablo Motos: the actor Will Smith. The protagonist of Men in Black He attended the program up to seven times -twice when it was broadcast on Cuatro and five on Antena 3-, becoming guarantee of success in audience.
Throughout all these years, viewers have witnessed the good relationship between the well-known actor and Pablo Motos, a friendship that the program’s presenter recently spoke about in an interview on Ricardo Moya’s program The meaning of beer on his YouTube channel.
In this sense, Motos has explained that both connected from the first moment. “Will Smith has come seven times and we have seen each other in other places, we are real friends“, has been sincere.
Their friendship reached such a point that “even we made a company, and we were about to sell The Hormiguero, because he was fascinated by the program and he was fascinated by the idea of crazy entertainment, seen from the American show, which is always a monologue, interview and musical performance “.
Their connection was instantaneous, as Motos explained: “We looked at each other and I thought: ‘this is like me’. The presenter recalled how it was the first time he met him and the illusion he had to meet “the Prince of Bel Air”.
Already in their first meeting, he recalled Motos, “I let him directbecause I realized that he knew much more than I did. It was smarter to go after him than to pretend to direct Will Smith. The guy is much better than me at everything, he even knows when to make a joke or a gag. “
After that show, which was a hit with the audience, “I change my life”, has recognized the presenter.
After the second visit, Smith promised Motos that next time he would come and i would speak spanish, while the one from Requena made the same promise with English. “On the next visit, he came and spoke Spanish, and I didn’t speak a single word of English,” he joked.
Regarding the project of form a company togetherThe idea came from Will Smith, according to Motos. “Why don’t we make a company and sell The Hormiguero To united states? This program should be done outside, “Motos recalled that Smith told him.
“We were about to sell it to NBC, before the Saturday Night Live, but they had many reservations because muppets -In reference to the ants, Trancas and Barrancas- are related to the infantile, and it’s over. There was an element that they liked a lot and it was science, and suddenly in all the programs in the United States they began to do science, and our differential fact went to hell and there was the project, “he said.
Beyond that anecdote, Motos has praised the actor as a professional and as a person. “It seems exceptional to me in everything,” he said.