Martin Lawrence Says He Helped Hire Will Smith for ‘Bad Boys’

Martin Lawrence Says He Helped Hire Will Smith for 'Bad Boys'

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith share an embrace while walking on stage for their interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Wednesday (December 4).

The guys were on the show to promote their upcoming movie Bad Boys For Life and Martin opened up about how Will was hired for the first film.

Martin was already cast in the first Bad Boys and says his sister “brought Will to [his] attention.”

“She was like, ‘you should do a movie with Will.’ And so I called Will and we set up a dinner and Will came to my house. Five minutes after talking to Will, he got the job. It was like one of the best things I’ve done and now Will is like the franchise. You can’t do it without him,” Martin said.

Click inside to watch the rest of the interview…