By Javier Romualdo / Los Angeles (USA) Will Smith is proud of his new clone, a 100 percent digital replica of his 23-year-old self, with whom he shares the screen in his latest American action thriller “Gemini Man”.
Smith said making a film with a clone initially appeared surreal and weird to him.
But later he thought about all the possible things that could be done with technology and asked if you can imagine a young Will Smith make a movie with a young Marlon Brando.
Brando, who died in 2004 at the age of 80, was an Oscar-winning American actor and film director who was one of only six professional actors named in 1999 by Time magazine in its list of the 100 “Most Important People of the Century” and as the “Actor of the Century”.
During the screening of the movie in Los Angeles, Smith said it was not him who was made to look younger, but a 100 percent digital human being was created.
Hollywood is waiting to analyze the scenes where the 51-year old fights against his younger digital self.
“Gemini Man” is set to be released on Oct.11 with what its makers say a never before seen technology.
Smith, one of the most bankable and popular actors of the industry, shared some of the thoughts after seeing himself with his younger version.
In the movie, Smith plays the role of Henry Brogen, a hitman who is pursued by his younger clone who wants to kill him.
Smith said he liked the philosophical idea that humans are their enemies and although they take their own decisions they blame others for it.
He said it would be a sight to see people reacting to a 100 percent virtual man, who does not exist in real life.
When the actor saw his younger version, he did not feel the need to advise his younger self for the future, but on the contrary, he wanted to take his advice.
Smith had to shoot for the movie twice – once as the actor and another time to capture movements for giving life to the clone.
For the second part, he took inspiration for his movements from when he acted in “Six Degrees of Separation” and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.
Smith said he turned 51 last week and is undergoing an important transformation.
He added while as a young actor he had ambitions, he now contemplates before doing anything and asks himself how it would affect his work and other people.
“Gemini Man” director Ang Lee is known for bringing in new technological advancements in his movie.
He said creating a human out of nothing was scary and he had to look at every scene with great detail.
Ang Lee said there was no need to worry about computers replacing the real actors as it is costlier, even more than casting Will Smith. (October 5, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)
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