A Day in the Life: Will.i.am

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Wed­nes­day, 10pm, Stu­dio They say Will.i.am is the cre­ative force be­hind the Black Eyed Peas. This doc­u­men­tary, part of a se­ries by Mor­gan Spur­lock ( Su­per Size Me), fol­lows the su­per­star around dur­ing the course of a sin­gle day in his life. Any­one who saw Will on The Gra­ham Nor­ton Show, cop­ing ex­tremely well with a lec­ture from Miriam Mar­golyes on not us­ing the dreaded Val­ley girl con­struc­tion ‘‘ like’’ in his ev­ery ut­ter­ance, will al­ready know he is witty, charm­ing, mod­er­ately self-ef­fac­ing (for a hip-hop su­per­star) and sharp as a tack. This makes him great com­pany as we wheel around Paris in this doc­u­men­tary with his drivers, pro­tec­tors and a cam­era crew. Things be­gin with a bout of au­to­graphs and selfies for fans in the morn­ing out­side his ho­tel be­fore he tells the in-limo cam­era about the early days of the Black Eyed Peas. He ex­plains as we drift along how, in 1999, the Peas played sold-out venues in Paris that held 200 peo­ple. Th­ese days, he says, the band plays three nights in sta­di­ums that hold 80,000. Then it’s off to a fash­ion fit­ting for his own cloth­ing line and sundry other su­per­star ac­tiv­i­ties I won’t spoil by nam­ing here.

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