As the sweltering holiday months approach us, it’s a very busy time of the year for the popular international streaming service Netflix, who were kind enough to invite The Betoota Advocate editors Clancy Overell and Errol Parker to their Australian press junket for their new original movie Bright, starring Will Smith (USA) and Joel Edgerton (Blacktown).

The fantasy crime movie is directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad) with a script by Max Landis (American Ultra). This is Will Smith’s first time taking a decent internet-era paycheck and deciding to star in a Netflix project – and in true Will Smith fashion, he’s chosen a buddy cop film with a splash of supernatural villains and protagonists.

Bright is set in a world where humans and fantasy creatures coexist. Will Smith plays an American police officer (again) but this time, instead of Martin Lawrence – his partner is an Orc (played by Edgerton), two run-of-the-mill  cops find a very powerful magic wand that has the potential to change the world.

Will Smith, formerly known as Big Willy Smith, the Hollywood star was promoting his upcoming Netflix sci-thriller Bright along with his co-star Joel Edgerton and director David Ayer.

While Netflix executives promised we would have a sit down with Will Smith, it appeared that the Will Smith we sat down with sounded a lot like a suburban Brisbanite, we put this down to him working closely with the Australian costars.

However, the actor, 49, was in high spirits at the back end of the international tour.

It was clear to our editors that he didn’t look himself – possibly due to his gruelling itinerary – however he proved himself to be the same old Will that Australia fell in love with on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons on Channel 7.

Watch the interview here.