logo
Twitter/People
Source: Twitter/People

Will Smith Surprises Fans after He Sneaks into Calabasas Screening of 'Aladdin'

Monica Otayza
May 28, 2019
04:29 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

One of the film showings of "Aladdin" in Calabasas had Will Smith secretly watching it, which surprised fans at the end of the movie.

Advertisement

Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, which makes it quite hard not to notice him right away wherever he goes. However, in Calabasas, it took the entirety of the movie before he was noticed by fans.

Advertisement

Will, Jada, Jaden, and Willow Smith snuck into a Calabasas theater without anyone noticing, but when it was time to leave, people went crazy. Will was quickly swarmed by fans who lined up for selfies and hugs and it made them difficult to leave.

Advertisement

Of course, the Smith family made sure to greet all their well-wishers, and stopped to talk and take photos with everyone who asked.

Advertisement

Will plays the "Genie" in the live-action remake of the hit animated movie "Aladdin" that premiered in 1992. His role was first voiced by Robin Williams, whom Will admits made it difficult for him to adjust to because of the stellar way he portrayed his character.

"What Robin Williams did with this character - he just didn't leave a lot of room to add to the genie."

Advertisement

However, in the end, he was able to accept his role and enjoyed every bit of it. In fact, he says that playing the genie is the most joyful part of his career.

"So I started off fearful but then when I got with the music, it just started waking up that fun, childlike, silly part of me.

Although Will liked playing genie, people didn't think he was the right fit for the role. In fact, his critics even said he sucked the "joy" out of the genie character that kids are supposed to look up to and dream of as their perfect companion.

Regardless of what they think, though, "Aladdin" is now out in theaters and people seem to be enjoying it a lot.

Advertisement
Advertisement