Thank you, Craigslist Missed Connections, for yet another gem: this time, an alleged Will Smith sighting in the Manulife Centre downtown. We can find absolutely nothing anywhere—by which we mean Google, Google News, and IMDB—to prove that Will Smith’s presence here was more than a mirage, but who are we to argue with someone who claims the man they saw had a “face [that] looked like the face from the seven pounds poster”?
Torontoist contacted the listed email address yesterday, and heard back from the Smith spotter, who is convinced it was Smith, and who noted that the Manulife Centre is “like a block away from the Scientology headquarters.” But alas, Smith is apparently not reading Missed Connections; the poster forwarded us the only email (other than ours) that she’s received in response, signed off by “a Persian”: “hi / sorry i confirm that you were in a dream / please wake up. young darling / and think about your future rather than this fucking celebrity / get a skill or education / life is short to spend your time thinking about this people / you are young . / and have lots of sex so that you get relax and think about life deeply / good luck young lady.” And God speed.