Will Smith Rapped 'Fresh Prince' On 'Squad' Set

by Anna Klassen

One of the summer's most anticipated films, David Ayer's Suicide Squad , features a smorgasbord of supervillains and the A-list cast that portrays them. The film falls into the everpopular comicbook movie genre, but with a twist, because this time audiences will likely be rooting for the bad guys. Sorry, Batman.

The cast includes Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, and so many more. But perhaps the biggest billed star is Will Smith, who plays Deadshot, a villainous sniper who never misses a with a pistol. Newcomer Karen Fukuhara, who plays widower Katana in the film, admits that Smith, though the film's biggest star, is also the film's "class clown."

"We're a big family now, but he makes a lot of great jokes and he tells us his stories from his life. He's very approachable which was something that was very surprising to me because I've never met someone so renowned," the 24-year-old Los Angeles native says.

But outside of his jokes and the occasional rap — "I think he did the [Fresh Prince of] Bel Air rap" — Smith, the resident veteran and bonafide movie star, remains a role model to his costars, especially young Fukuhara. The actor recalls a time during filming when Smith injured himself, but instead of calling it quits, he returned to the gym to train anyhow. "Usually people don't train [with injuries]," the Japanese American actor explains. "But he was saying, 'You know what, this is what it's going to take to make this movie. This is who I am. This is how I got here. I'm not going to back down and take a break.'"

The 47-year-old actor seems like the perfect co-star: Cracking jokes, rapping the theme song from the show that made him famous, and setting a positive example for his fellow acting colleagues. "[He] was really inspiring to me, because he pushed hard. Seeing someone like that push through the hardships was really, really cool."See Will Smith and Karen Fukuhara's performances as DC Comics' supervillains when Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5. Images: Giphy