Will Smith stars in a new live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin, which hits theaters later this month. Of course, it’s a new version of the 1992 animated classic that featured a legendary performance by Robin Williams as the fast-talking genie. With Smith playing the same role, he’ll inevitably be facing comparisons to Williams, but he’s not fazed by that. In fact, he looked at Williams’ performance as a template for the way he’d play the part. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith)
Aladdin opens in theaters on May 24.