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Will Smith Explains How Ang Lee Made Him Younger in 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith Explains How Ang Lee Made Him Younger in 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith appears alongside director Ang Lee at a Microsoft fireside chat event on Thursday (October 3) in Redmond, Wash.

The 51-year-old actor received a surprise visit from Seattle Seahawks player Bobby Wagner at the event and he was gifted with a jersey.

Will recently discussed how Ang made him appear younger for his dual roles in the new movie Gemini Man, out in theaters October 11.

“What Ang did is he looked through my filmography and he created takes of things — Fresh Prince, Men in Black, Independence Day — I was like yo, this is great, this guy’s a real fan. And he went through and he’d grab these things and he sat me down and was like, ‘This is great, look at how your eyes communicate, it’s the essence of innocence.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, that’s what I was doing.’ Then he’d go, ‘This one is very, very bad. Do not do this in my movie,’” Will said (via SFGate.com).

“I knew scientifically in my head it should work,” Ang added. “I called it a leap of faith. I was extremely nervous, not for myself, but for investors. It’s a privilege to imitate God’s work and to play with animation.”

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: Ang Lee, Gemini Man, Will Smith

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