Before Bad Boys for Life was released, fans were eager to see stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite.
After all, it has been 17 years since the two starred in Bad Boys II. The opportunity to reunite with a worthy colleague is never overlooked by Smith. Therefore, fans of the actor’s films would be surprised to know that Hitch of 2005 was not the first time he collaborated with Eva Mendes.
Will Smith and Eva Mendes star in Hitch’s 2005 Megahit.
In the mid-1990s, Smith made an easy transition to full-fledged movie stardom. He appeared in “Bad Boys,” “Independence Day” and “Men in Black.” three consecutive years ago.
And he carefully stretched his big-screen action and sci-fi roots into other genres over the next few years.
Thrillers and dramas like Enemy of the State and Ali, respectively, showed that he had a broad spectrum.
Yet, in a real comedy, Smith had never starred. Many of his previous positions had combined other genres with satire.
But the Hitch of 2005 was as similar to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Smith Air’s as moviegoers have ever seen.
And it is a testament to Smith’s inherent star power that the film grossed more than $370 million worldwide on a $70 million budget.
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Yet the two actors collaborated on a very different project beforehand.
His chemistry with Mendes is a large part of the reason that Hitch is so popular with Smith fans. “Smith plays the title “date doctor” in the film, who falls in love with Sara Melas, a gossip columnist (Mendes).
And Hitch thrives on the curiosity of the viewer in seeing how the two make their interaction work.
But it’s not the first time that Mendes and Smith have been working together.
In truth, Mendes appears in the music video for Smith’s 1998 single “Miami.” The track is a musical homage to the city of Florida, the third hit from his Big Willie Style album.
And as a young woman riding in a sedan, Mendes appears briefly, lip-synching the line “Bienvenido a Miami.” She and Smith do not share the screen, but in the years that followed, their film careers took off.
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Smith and Mendes reportedly hit it off once they had scenes together. As a matter of fact, Mendes said she would love to collaborate again with Smith. She also announced a sequel to “Hitch” in 2020, which would be about how dating has changed in the past 15 years. So far, however, no official statements about a potential Hitch 2 have been released.
Though Smith is as busy as ever, Mendes has put aside her film career to concentrate with Ryan Gosling on raising her children.
Yet she’s been showing interest in returning to the big screen lately. Will it be for Hitch 2 or another project alongside Smith? Fans are going to have to wait and see.