THE SMITHS’ LOVE FOR YG “PSY, BIGBANG, 2NE1 THE BEST”
The father and son of the Smiths family showed special affection for YG Entertainment.
Will Smith, who was at the Conrad Seoul Hotel in Yeouido with his son for the press conference of “After Earth” (directed by Night Shyamalan) on May 7 said, “if you could make May 7 a public holiday or Willy Day, then I will visit Korea on the day every year.”
Will Smith and his son Jaden who landed at Kimpo Airport on May 5 for the promotion of the new film first made their appearance on the 7th at the press conference. In the evening of the same day they held a red carpet event at Seoul Yongdeongpo’s Time Square to meet their Korean fans. On the 6th, the father and son had a free day to tour around the country, which included visiting YG Entertainment to spend some quality time with BigBang, 2NE1 and other artists.
“After arriving in Korea we visited YG Entertainment yesterday. We met with a lot of artists including G-Dragon. The Korea we see from overseas is amazing and artistic. And it is full of creativity. I wanted to visit because Korean women are beautiful,” said Will Smith, and joked, “Korea feels like Psy’s ‘mother father gentleman’”.
His son commented, “I think BigBang, G-Dragon and 2NE1 are awesome. I think I can get something really creative working with them.”
The Smiths, when asked what they would do if the movie becomes a big success in Korea, mentioned the YG family.
“If the movie becomes a hit, I will come to Korea to sing with Psy. I will sing ‘mother father gentleman.’ I’ll release an album with him,” said Will Smith. His son added, “if the movie becomes a hit first I will move out of home. And I will work on an album with G-Dragon. Or I think the Smiths and YG Family can collaborate to produce an album. You can expect us to come back for more music related activities.”
The film “After Earth” is blockbuster film based on an adventurous fictional story of Cypher Raige (Will Smith) and Kitai (Jaden Smith) being stranded by a crash landing on Earth, 1,000 years after the cataclysmic event. Will Smith also participated in the making of the film. This is the first time the Smiths appeared in a movie together as the main characters in 7 years since “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2006. The movie will be released on May 30 in Korea as one of the first countries in the world.