Will Smith Unveils Martin Lawrence's Annoying Habit from 'Bad Boys'

Smith and Lawrence tackle unexpected hurdles in latest sequel

by Zain ul Abedin
Will Smith Unveils Martin Lawrence's Annoying Habit from 'Bad Boys'
© Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are gearing up for another adrenaline-fueled adventure in the latest "Bad Boys" sequel, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die," set to premiere on June 7. The beloved duo, known for their dynamic portrayal of Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, recently shared insights into their longstanding friendship and the little quirks that occasionally irk them about each other at the film’s Los Angeles premiere.

Lawrence, 59, humorously noted Smith's penchant for extensive rehearsal, a trait that contrasts with his more spontaneous approach. Smith, 55, playfully retorted, highlighting Lawrence’s unique habit of consuming an entire water bottle in one go - a quirk he finds amusing yet endearing.

The production of "Ride or Die" faced significant challenges, including a temporary halt due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which paused filming from July until its resolution. Both actors expressed the frustration and determination to complete the film amid industry-wide disruptions, emphasizing the special nature of the project they believed in deeply.

Bruckheimer Praises Chemistry

Jerry Bruckheimer, the film's producer, praised the duo's creative synergy and consistent camaraderie both on and off the set, underscoring their ability to make the long production process a delightful experience.

According to Bruckheimer, the chemistry between Smith and Lawrence not only enhances their performances but also enriches the entire production environment. In "Ride or Die," viewers will see Mike and Marcus in a precarious situation following the death of their commanding officer, Captain Conrad Howard, who is implicated in a corruption scandal.

The plot thickens as the duo navigates through intense action sequences and dramatic turns to clear their names and unravel the mystery. With the return of co-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall, who directed the successful 2020 installment "Bad Boys for Life," the film promises to deliver the high-octane action and heartfelt moments fans of the franchise adore.

The ensemble cast also includes notable figures such as Vanessa Hudgens, Eric Dane, and Tiffany Haddish, adding depth and variety to the beloved series. As "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" makes its way to theaters, it offers not just another chapter in the thrilling saga of Mike and Marcus but also a testament to the enduring appeal of Smith and Lawrence's iconic partnership.

Will Smith