Monday, November 30, 2009

Jackie Chan Praises Jaden Smith in 'The Karate Kid'

Not just contented being Will Smith's son, 11 year old Jaden Smith is carving out a name for himself after snagging the lead role in the updated version of the 1984 cult hit movie The Karate Kid. Yes, he will be taking the role that Ralph Macchio went famous for. And, Jackie Chan will play as his mentor in the film.
Jaden Smith Karate Kid
The 55 year old veteran martial arts superstar was actually impressed with Jaden's dedication and perseverance during the filming. Jackie revealed the young Smith was an eager student not only on set, but when learning about the entire filmmaking process because "he took the training very seriously.... Jaden had a lot of respect for me as his teacher, even off the set. He is as professional as many adult actors who have been in the business for years." The movie takes place in many locations, including the Great Wall of China, where Jackie and the film's fight coordinator Master Wu had the opportunity to share valuable lessons to Jaden. In his interview in People, Jaden shared that he "trained every day for four months with Master Wu. We did a lot of stretching, and Jackie taught me to ask, 'My left or camera left?' That helped.'"

Jaden Smith changed a lot because of the new learned lessons, according to 'Rush Hour' actor Jackie Chan. He added that Will Smith, Jaden's dad, informed him about the things that changed about Jaden: "When he takes his shoes off, he doesn't throw them in the corner, but puts them away neatly!" Well, learning karate really needs discipline and Jaden's out to achieve that!

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