Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud, the cast of Disney’s Aladdin remake, which hits screens in the UAE next week, touched down in Amman, Jordan to promote their new film.
Press Conference at the Royal Film Commission, Jordan
During the press junket, Smith, who plays the role of Genie, said the film was "one of, if not the best experience" of his accomplished 30-year career. “What happens with actors when [they] travel to locations, [is that] everything changes inside of you. When we landed in Jordan, all of a sudden you begin to embody the feelings of the characters,” the Hollywood A-lister told the press.
Ritchie also shared a throwback picture of the cast shooting the movie in the Jordanian deserts.
The Kingdom held a private screening of the movie at Abdali Malls Prime Cinema under Royal Patronage and was hosted by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.
Naomi Scott in particular stunned in a red tiered Armani gown.
And Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud, who plays Aladdin, posted on social media thanking Jordan for their hospitality. “To the great People of Jordan and the Royal Family - your generosity and beauty will forever be remembered by all of us in #Aladdin,” he wrote. “Shokran Kol sana wintoo taya2bean.”