With all of the recent buzz surrounding Will Smith’s large trailer on set of the upcoming Men In Black III movie, former Fresh Prince of Bel Air co-star Tatyana Ali exclusively talks to OK! about her take on the 42-year-old’s extravagant digs.
“I think its awesome!” the actress and singer gushed to OK! on Friday afternoon, “Shoot, I want to be invited. It sounds like a house or something. Is there a guest room for me? Can I go?”
Although residents of the Manhattan area where Will parked his over-sized apartment on wheels were a bit upset by the disruption, Tatyana explains that after all of the Hitch actor’s hard work and need for the space with such a close family, he deserves having the comfortable accommodations.
“Will works so hard. I think – no not I think – he deserves it now,” the 30-year-old told OK! at the Step Up Women’s Network Inspiration Awards, “They are such a close family and the people around them are people that have been with him since he was a teenager, so all of those rooms are probably going to be filled.”
Regardless of having his trailer available, Tatyana says that if things are the same as when she worked with Will on their hit 1990s TV series, she doubts that the dad of two will even spend much time in his private space.
“When we were working on Fresh Prince, I don’t think he ever spent any time in his dressing room. He was involved on a creative level in so many ways. I doubt he really spent much time in his room at all.”
Will has received a bit of flack for the trailer, but Tatyana knows that at the end of the day, he is not only a great actor, but a wonderful father and mentor, as well.
Based on how Will helped her develop as a young actress, Tatyana also spoke to OK! at the Beverly Hilton of how the Independence Day star guides his own talented children, Willow and Jaden Smith, in the entertainment world.
“He’s not just sending them out there to make a buck. They’re genuine and their personal development is key in the whole equation.”
The Love that Girl! actress even went as far as to say that she would collaborate musically with the 10-year-old “Whip My Hair” artist, “in a heartbeat!”
Men in Black III, also starring Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Scherzinger, is set to be released in theaters in May of 2012.