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Jaden Smith Could Be the Next Great Martial Actor, Jackie Chan Says

June 18, 2010 07:17:06 GMT

Jackie Chan thought the son of Will Smith has what it takes to be the next great martial artist superstar because the youngster is so dedicated to his new fighting skills.


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Jackie Chan is convinced his "The Karate Kid" co-star Jaden Smith has what it takes to be the next great martial artist superstar - because the youngster is so dedicated to his new fighting skills. Chan sent an expert from his own personal stunt team to train Will Smith's son for three months before the movie started shooting last year - and the "Rush Hour" star was so impressed when he eventually started working with the 11 year old himself.

The martial arts star says, "After the movie, I told Will, 'Don't waste his talent; he's just so good.' He's (Jaden) still training every day." And Chan has his suspicions that his young star's father, who is a producer of the hit new film, always wanted to turn his son into a martial arts star.

He explains, "In the movie, there's no special effects... He did all his own stunts. I do have a stunt double, but Will, his father, (said), 'No, let him do it. Send his mom [Jada Pinkett Smith] away.' We were doing the splits and he was crying; his mom turned round, go away. He's gonna be a big action star for the future - five years later (sic)."


 




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posted by kelly on Dec 30, 2010
Hey jaden u did great acting in the kirate kid hope 1 day i can meet u.
posted by trellstar on Jun 19, 2010
yo man that kid open my eye to me it was like looking at a new star right before my very own eye I use to take martial art too but I wish I had a teachter like jackie chan
posted by reckless peaches on Jun 18, 2010
Jaden's future career can be whatever his father wants to buy for him
posted by dammie on Jun 18, 2010
im agree to what mr jackie chan said that jaden will be the next martial arts super star..i saw the movie and i really like and love this kid..hes so cute and talented..keep it up

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