Just a week ahead of their upcoming release, Bad Boys For Life, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith opened up about their careers, personal lives and massive action movie franchise.
During the TIDAL CRWN interview, Smith and Lawrence opened up about why it took them so long to reunite for a third film, According to the duo, it was Will’s fault.
“It took so long because of [Will],” Lawrence said.
“He wouldn’t do the script unless it was right,” Lawrence continued.
“The concern was always chemistry because the first two movies we were making stuff up in all of the scenes. Everything we were making up in the scenes was a result of the chemistry. The first time we walked into a room together … it was so perfect,” Smith added.
Later in the interview, the two touched on their relationship with DJ Khaled. Khaled was a late addition to the film as “Manny The Butcher.” Later, he announced that he would also be leading the film’s soundtrack.
“He was real persistent,” Smith said.
“Khaled showed up four weeks before his scene. He was just on set,” he added.
Beyond the scope of the film, Smith also touched on his life in Hollywood. Notably, he discussed the time he first met the Notorious B.I.G.
“I met Biggie the night he died,” Smith noted.
“I met Biggie at the Soul Train Music awards like four and a half hours before he died. I met Biggie, we hung out, we took a picture. I went to sleep, woke up the next morning and he was dead,” he said.
Bad Boys For Life will hit theaters this Thursday. Beforehand, check out the full interview above.