"Bad Boys For Life" Madrid Photocall

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Ahead of Bad Boys For Life dropping in theaters this week, iconic duo Will Smith and Martin Lawrence sat with Elliott Wilson for his CRWN series. Hitting up the ever historic Apollo Theater in Harlem for the interview, the accomplished actors talked all about what their Bad Boys brotherhood means, over a decade having passed since their last film, going from being sitcom stars on television to lead actors in the box office, and much more.

“At the time that we did the first one, ’95, it was two Black guys in a movie. That was a big deal back then!,” Smith told Wilson of the early days, adding “It was like just what Bad Boys meant to the community and then we came back with Bad Boys 2 and it worked and I just didn’t want to wreck the franchise. I felt like I had other sequels in my career that I didn’t feel like… I didn’t land it… but with this one, I just wanted to protect this franchise. I wanted to make sure that the story was right, that it had something to say, that it was funny, and that it deserved to be made again — not just ‘people like sequels, so let’s just do a sequel.’ The bad boys had to come correct.”

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