Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith premiered The Karate Kid along with Jaden’s dad and mom Will and Jada Pinkett and his siblings. Proud mom Jada says of her son’s role in the movie:
As parents, we saw the blood, the sweat, and the tears that he put into it.”
Original Karate Kid Ralph Macchio also attended the festivities with his own son and told The Insider:
“I’m here representing the legacy of the brand we were able to create way back in the day.”
It’s totally way back in the day because Ralph has his own son who is 14 years old! Time flies, doesn’t it?
Jackie Chan had advice for Jaden while making the film:
When it comes to stunt choreography, I have a lot of advice to give. On the set, I showed him how he could make his moves stronger and more powerful. But I also shared many stories of hardship from my life with him. I constantly reminded him that he should always appreciate all that he has because so many others in China have so little."
The movie opens in theatres on Friday. Will you be seeing it?
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