The couple will share hosting duties at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, scheduled for Dec. 11 in Oslo, Norway.
“The opportunity to recognize the laureate’s contributions to the world peace movement will be an awe-inspiring experience,” the couple said in a joint statement. “We are both humbled and honored to take part in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year.”
Taking place the day after the Nobels are handed out, the concert will include performances by Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith, Donna Summer, Luis Fonsi and Amadou & Mariam.
The winner of this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Oct. 9, but the recipient will not actually receive the award until Dec. 10.
“We’re excited to have Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith join us as hosts for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” said Geir Lundestad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. “Together they’ve had a global impact on the arts and philanthropy and will be excellent ambassadors for peace.”
Click here for the Nobel Peace Prize Web site.