Will Smith on wife Jada Pinkett Smith's Magic Mike role: "It's awkward"

Published Tuesday, Feb 24 2015, 12:47 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Will Smith has revealed the only word that comes to mind when asked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's upcoming role in the Magic Mike sequel... "awkward"!

While we all can't contain our excitement about Channing Tatum stripping off on our screens again, one person who isn't looking forward to Magic Mike XXL is Will Smith.

And with good reason as, starring alongside a whole host of barely-clothed male stars and their buffed up bods is his wife!

Giving his verdict on the movie, Will told Ellen DeGeneres: "It's just awkward!"

Will Smith talks about his wife starring on Magic Mike, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, LA
22 February

© The Ellen Show

The Focus star joked: "It's interesting there's a lot of famous guys [in the movie], so everywhere I go there's someone who has been in their underwear with my wife, it's just awkward... It's awkward, Ellen."

Complimenting Will for looking good at the moment, Ellen cheekily asked the actor if the thought of Jada starring in Magic Mike pushed him to workout.

But Will revealed it was actually Jada who told him to get sculpting his bod, after hearing he would be starring alongside Margot Robbie in his new film!

He explained: "When we found out Margot was doing [Focus], Jada googled Margot and she was 23 when we started the film. Jada looked at Margot and then she said 'boy you need to go the gym right now!'

"I started training, but I'm 46 now - it's a little harder to hold on to!"

Will Smith appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, LA
23 February

© The Ellen Show

Magic Mike, meanwhile, returns to the big screen in July later this year, and ahead of its release fans have been treated to a trailer of the sequel: Magic Mike XXL.

While Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer sadly won't be retuning for round two, Channing thankfully will still be taking centre stage!

In the short clip, Channing (who plays Magic Mike) can be seen busting out a few moves in his garage before rejoining his fellow (shirtless!) strippers for another saucy performance.

Proving the sequel is pretty much going to be more of the same, we have no doubt Magic Mike XXL will leave us all a little hot under the collar!

Magic Mike XXL is set to hit cinemas in July 2015.

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Watch the trailer for Magic Mike XXL here: