Will Smith talks all things Genie in new ALADDIN interview (video)

Aladdin (Disney)

Continuing our deep dive on to Disney’s upcoming Aladdin movie we’re now sitting down with Will Smith to talk all things Genie.

In this video interview the actor discusses taking on the role made famous by Robin Williams in the animated original. Smith discusses what it was like developing this new version of the character, as well as working with co-stars Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

Check out the full interview in the player below.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud in the lead role, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. The film hits cinemas on May 24.


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