TV and Showbiz / 17-01-2020

Will Smith say people shouldn't 'cling to the past', while promoting a Bad Boys remake

It has been 25 years since Will Smith first starred in Bad Boys.

The 51-year-old has returned to his career-defining role of Detective Mike Lowrey for the new sequel, Bad Boys For Life. 

Speaking on The Project on Friday, the iconic actor explained he wanted to explore the notion his old school cop character not wanting to 'embrace the new.'  

 

Will Smith say people shouldn't 'cling to the past', while promoting a Bad Boys remake

'Embrace the new': On Friday, Will Smith, 51, told The Project that nobody can 'make it' if they 'cling to the past'. Pictured left: In Bad Boys in 1995 and  Bad Boys For Life in 2019

'If you cling to the past, you will not make it. So that was sort of the idea that we were debating in this film,' Will said. 

He added: 'Martin [Lawrence's] character is open to moving forward and gracefully going into the next phase and my character clinging crazy to the past.'

In the film, Will's character Mike still tries to be 'the wild bachelor bad boy'.

He added: 'Martin [Lawrence's] character is open to moving forward and gracefully going into the next phase and my character clinging crazy to the past.' Pictured on The Project with Martin Lawrence  

Mike and his partner Marcus Burnett have to work alongside a new generation of investigators to take down a Miami drug cartel. 

The hilarious duo first appeared in the 1995 film, which was the directorial debut of Michael Bay, and in the 2003 follow-up Bad Boys II. 

The first Bad Boys earned US$65.8 million domestic and US$141.4 million worldwide from a US$19 million budget.

Remember this? The hilarious duo first appeared in the 1995 film, which was the directorial debut of Michael Bay, and in the 2003 follow-up Bad Boys II (pictured) 

New blood: In the latest film, Mike and his partner Marcus Burnett have to work alongside a new generation of investigators to take down a Miami drug cartel

Meanwhile, Bad Boys II earned US$138.6 million domestic and US$273.3 million worldwide from a US$130 million budget.

The television series L.A.'s Finest was created in 2019 as a spin-off to the original films, starring Gabrielle Union, who also appeared in Bad Boys II. 

Bad Boys For Life is out now.  

Hit! The first Bad Boys was a massive hit that made it's budget back many times over



17-01-2020 04:30, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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