At the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia on Friday, Ritchie — who worked with Smith on 2019’s アラジン - 言った ハリウッドレポーター 彼が持っている “never met a more lovely man” than the 54-year-old Emancipation スター.
“一緒に働く [スミス] was one of the most wonderful, great experiences I’ve ever had,” Ritchie, 54, アウトレットに言った. “I never saw anything other than the consummate, generous gentleman.”
リタ・モレノは、ウエストサイドストーリーのリメイクで彼女がほとんど役割を断ったと言います, who is rumored to be returning to the world of アラジン for a sequel to the live-action Disney remake, noted that he would welcome Smith to return as the Genie in アラジン 2.
“I wouldn’t have any issue casting ウィル・スミス in anything, なぜなら, 私が言うように, he was just the f—— perfect gentleman,” 彼は言った.
Multiple outlets reported in February 2020 that Disney was moving forward with a sequel to アラジン, with writers John Gatins (フライト, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, キッチン) tapped to write a script for the sequel, なので THR 当時報告された.
The live-action film starred ウィル・スミス, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as the Genie, Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, それぞれ. It’s unclear whether any of the three will return for the upcoming movie, which is in pre-production, アウトレットによると.
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Ritchie is not the only Hollywood figure who has offered compliments to Smith in recent days.
At the Los Angeles premiere of Emancipation — Smith’s first film release since the オスカー incident in which he slapped クリスロック — on Wednesday, Smith’s costar Charmaine Bingwa gushed to PEOPLE of the “綺麗な” スミス.
“He’s very generous and I like to work with actors who, when you look in their eyes, you can kind of see the world in their eyes, and he has that,” 彼女は言いました.
NS Good Fight 女優, who plays Smith’s character’s wife in the Antoine Fuqua-directed drama, noted that it felt “so easy to be connected to him on screen.”
“And it worked, because we had a great love to portray, ほら? So I’m very glad it was that way. It would be a different movie otherwise,” Bingwa said. “しかし、, he’s marvelous.”
“I think the whole world loves him,” 彼女は言いました.
Ben Foster, who also stars in Emancipation, told PEOPLE that Smith just has “the thing” that makes him such a major movie star.
“まるで, how do you describe a sunset? How do you describe the stars?” 俳優は言った. “Some people just have the thing.”
“But what I saw was him going deeper than I’ve ever seen before,” Foster added of Smith’s performance in the new movie.