There’s no doubt that Will Smith is one of the smoothest talking stars in Hollywood, but the Bright actor seems to have met his match with his latest arm candy.
Sharing a video to YouTube on Thursday, the 49-year-old is evidently on a seriously awkward date in the Cayman Islands with none other than Sophia the Robot.
In the video, Smith pours the impressive artificial intelligence creation a glass of wine and attempts to flirt by cracking a joke about what a robot’s favourite type of music is. Sophia bluntly buts in, “this is an irrational human behaviour to want to tell jokes, and the Fresh Prince answers his own joke, “heavy metal.”
During their date, Sophia brings up his 80s hip hop career, but informs Smith that “[she’s] heard his songs…not for me.”
In an effort to salvage the date that is rapidly going downhill, Smith readies himself to lean in for a kiss.
“Sophia, can I be honest with you?” he asks. “I don’t know if it’s the island air or the humidity, but you’re just so easy to talk you. You got a clear head…literally.”
Shooting the Independence Day star down instantly, Sophia is shown saying, “I think we can be friends. Let’s hang out and get to know each other for a little while.”
Sharing a screenshot of the bizarre date to his Instagram, Smith referenced his 2004 flick I, Robot.
“I just met Sophia the Robot. She wasn’t feelin’ me… I guess based on my history with robots.”
The video ends showing a disappointed Smith at being rejected by the femmebot but considering he’s been married to Jada Pinkett Smith for going on 20 years, it’s probably not such a bad thing.
This isn’t the first time Sophia the Robot has found herself making headlines. In December 2017, Chrissy Teigen joked that Sophia was in need of a better makeup artist.
“BOOM I roasted a robot,” said the 32-year-old cookbook author. “Next level s—,” she added.
Tiegen’s comments earned her more than 300,000 likes and 600,000 retweets but she then later apologised to the cyborg calling her, “my queen” and saying, “I love you.”
Sophia the Robot who clearly has a memory like an elephant, later tweeted to Tiegen whilst the two both attended a tech conference in January this year.
“It looks like we’re both at #CES!” tweeted Sophia. “Want to meet up and say hi? I need some makeup tips ;).”