In Alausí, passers-by took the opportunity to take selfies with Will Smith, who came to record a documentary about the Ecuadorian railway legend.
Will Smith is in Ecuador, specifically in Alausí, in the province of Chimborazo. The surprise visit of the “I am Legend” actor immediately went viral on social networks on August 31, 2022.
Will Smith, winner of multiple awards (including an Oscar), is recording a documentary about the emblematic railway route known as the ‘Devil’s Nose’.
Good news for national tourism, since this audiovisual material is filmed by National Geographic and will be broadcast on Disney+ in 2023.
The magical town of Alausí is located in the province of Chimborazo and is famous for its railway history.
From Alausí you reach the Devil’s Nose, a huge rocky hill through which a section of the Transandean Railroad passes, which at the beginning of the 20th century connected Guayaquil with Quito.
Its more than 452 kilometers of rails and sleepers defy gravity, which is why this amazing route has been called by tourists as the path where ‘the train leans into the abyss’.
In 2019, Alausí was named a ‘Magic Town’ by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism.
Will Smith was pleased to breathe the Andean aroma and the warmth of the Ecuadorians, who greeted him as he passed.
Will Smith is much loved, not only for his friendly character and sympathy, but also for his quality as a professional. He is an Oscar winner for the 2021 film ‘The Williams Method’.
TikTok shows us how casual and relaxed he looks walking on the Ecuadorian train tracks. Welcome Will.