Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Praise DJ Khaled’s Dedication in ‘Bad Boys’ Role

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, renowned Hollywood veterans, recently shed light on DJ Khaled‘s exceptional performance in the 2020 film,Bad Boys for Life.

DJ Khaled’s Role in ‘Bad Boys for Life’

DJ Khaled stepped into the shoes of Manny, a dubious butcher with connections to Miami’s underworld. His portrayal was highly praised by both Will Smith and Lawrence.

“Khaled showed an astonishing level of dedication to his role. He wasn’t simply present on the set; he came prepared to give his best,” Smith and Lawrence conveyed.

Method Acting by DJ Khaled

Khaled went beyond the norm and embraced Method acting for his role. This acting technique involves extensive research and maintaining character even off-camera.

“Will Smith shared, “Khaled was engaged in full Method acting. He remained in character even while walking to the set.”

Working with DJ Khaled

Smith and Lawrence both reminisced about their time working with Khaled. They emphasized his enthusiasm and commitment to his role.

Lawrence recalled Khaled’s practice of reciting his lines aloud on the set. Smith, on the other hand, lauded his dedication to the role, stating that his presence on the set was a delight.

Upcoming Projects

With their new film, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, set to release on June 7, the dynamic duo is gearing up to clear the name of their deceased Captain Conrad Howard. DJ Khaled will join them again, along with Vanessa Hudgens, Rhea Seehorn, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, among others. Joyner Lucas is also slated to make an appearance in an undisclosed role.

In Retrospect

This shared experience of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence working with DJ Khaled on ‘Bad Boys for Life’ sheds light on Khaled’s dedication to his craft. His commitment to Method acting and his enthusiastic presence on set is a testament to his passion for acting. As fans eagerly await their new project, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, it’s clear that DJ Khaled will continue to impress audiences and co-stars alike with his talent and dedication.


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