The Hollywood star discusses the empowering nature of her new action-thriller, wanting black women to be part of more mythologies and when we can expect Bad Boys on the small screen.
Once the biggest star in the world, as close to a box office sure thing as there was and critically adored, Will Smith’s movies have earned a staggering £5.9billion during his career. 1993’s little-seen stage adaptation ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ is one of Smith’s finest performances, a daring role as a loquacious gay hustler. The late 1990s was mostly a haze of success for Smith, save for the box office disappointment of ‘Wild Wild West’ (for which he had turned down ‘The Matrix’), but awards bait ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’ signalled his intent to be more ‘serious’ and a transformative performance in 2001’s ‘Ali’ secured him his first Best Actor Oscar nomination.
Will Smith has reiterated that a new ‘Bad Boys’ film is still in the works, telling fans that it is “very, very, very close”. It’s been 13 years since Michael Bay’s ‘Bad Boys 2’ and 21 years since the original buddy-cop action-comedy starring Smith and Martin Lawrence.