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Will Smith Enters Korea for First Time in 10 Years

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2012.05.07 09:58 Mwave Oh, MiJung Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Will Smith of Men in Black 3 set foot in Korea for his second visit.

The Hollywood actor entered the country through Incheon International Airport on May 6. Josh Brolin, who acts as the younger Tommy Lee Jones in the film, director Barry Sonnenfeld, Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow Smith accompanied him on his visit. Josh Brolin boasts close ties with Korea, as he will be starring in the Hollywood remake of director Park Chan Wook’s Old Boy.

Will Smith Enters Korea for First Time in 10 Years

Will Smith appeared in casual jeans, sneakers, a beret and backpack, waving to his fans gathered at the airport with a bright smile on his face. One lucky fan even managed to get an autograph. The actor’s last visit to Korea was for Men in Black 2 in 2002, exactly 10 years ago.

On May 7, Will Smith will be holding a press conference with the director and other actors, and will attend a red carpet event to be held in Yeongdeungpo’s Times Square on the evening of the same day. Wonder Girls will also be attending the red carpet event.

Will Smith is a singer and actor who starred in a variety of hits including the Men in Black series, Independence Day, Hancock and I Am Legend. He is also known for being the Hollywood star that earns the most money as an actor, singer and producer.

Korea will be the first country to hold a world premiere event for the film. The film will start screening on May 24.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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