ET’s Kevin Frazier was with the 50-year-old actor as he surprised fans at a special screening in London on Friday, where he revealed how attractive his role as the blue wish-granting character made him feel.
“I was feeling sexy about myself as the genie,” Smith said with a laugh about his entire look, including the shaved head and top knot. “I felt sexy about myself.”
Smith takes on the live-action version of the late Robin Williams’ iconic animated character in the upcoming Disney musical. Aside from making the role his own, the actor says that the most difficult part of bringing Genie to life was the transition from animation to live-action.
“The CGI part of this move was probably the most difficult aspect of it,” he explained. “To transition from animation to live-action and trying to get that look.”