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Will Smith reveals his 'terrifying' moment

Hollywood superstar Will Smith says taking on the role of Genie in the 2019 film “Aladdin”

Will Smith

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 May 2020 7:19 AM GMT

Hollywood superstar Will Smith says taking on the role of Genie in the 2019 film "Aladdin" was terrifying.

Was he anxious about playing Genie? "It was much more… it was terrifying! Robin Williams did just an absolutely brilliant, memorable and nostalgic job in his film. So, for me when I am looking at a role and especially something that has historic and nostalgic value, what I am asking myself is 'is there any meat left on the bone?' 'What is it that I would add to the role' and one of the major aspects was going from animation to live action," said Smith.

"So, the idea was like okay live-action that is going to be different and the idea of being able to modernise, to be able to pay homage to the original character, to be able to honour Robin while at the same time getting a new voice to modernise the Genie. I saw there was a potential for absolute tragedy but there was a potential to be able to create something that did both of those things," he added.

The Smith-starrer "Aladdin", a live-action musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, is the reimagining of the 1992 animated classic from Walt Disney Pictures. The late comedian-actor Robin Williams voiced Genie in the 1992 animated version. (IANS)

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