When Will Smith calls, you answer.
And that’s exactly what Tasmania Police Constable Will Smith did when the Hollywood actor called him up, inviting him to Sydney.
It was the third time the Devonport-based and Launceston-born officer caught up with his celebrity namesake.
Last month, Constable Smith was flown to Los Angeles to be part of Will Smith’s premiere event for his new Netflix movie, Bright.
Then last week, the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor and man behind Wild Wild West called Constable Smith directly, asking if he was available to join him on Sydney breakfast television show, Sunrise.
Flying back into Tasmania on Monday night, Constable Smith said it had been a “whirlwind of experiences” since he was first selected to travel to LA.
“I honestly just don’t have anything negative to say about Will at all, his personality is so infectious,” Constable Smith said.
“We had time together in LA, away from all of the cameras and you could just tell the personality he shows on screen, that’s him all of the time, he’s just such a positive, inspiring person.”
While he’s unsure if he will catch up with him again, Constable Smith has one constant reminder of his experience with Mr Smith – his phone’s voicemail message has been personally recorded by the actor.
“Hey the real Will Smith can’t come to the phone right now … so this is the other Will Smith filling in, so leave a message and I’ll let him know you called,” the message says.